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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 globe /ˈglob/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 globe /ˈglob/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Globe n.
 1. A round or spherical body, solid or hollow; a body whose surface is in every part equidistant from the center; a ball; a sphere.
 2. Anything which is nearly spherical or globular in shape; as, the globe of the eye; the globe of a lamp.
 3. The earth; the terraqueous ball; -- usually preceded by the definite article.
 4. A round model of the world; a spherical representation of the earth or heavens; as, a terrestrial or celestial globe; -- called also artificial globe.
 5. A body of troops, or of men or animals, drawn up in a circle; -- a military formation used by the Romans, answering to the modern infantry square.
 Him round
 A globe of fiery seraphim inclosed.   --Milton.
 Globe amaranth Bot., a plant of the genus Gomphrena (G. globosa), bearing round heads of variously colored flowers, which long retain color when gathered.
 Globe animalcule, a small, globular, locomotive organism (Volvox globator), once throught to be an animal, afterward supposed to be a colony of microscopic algæ.
 Globe of compression Mil., a kind of mine producing a wide crater; -- called also overcharged mine.
 Globe daisy Bot., a plant or flower of the genus Globularing, common in Europe. The flowers are minute and form globular heads.
 Globe sight, a form of front sight placed on target rifles.
 Globe slater Zool., an isopod crustacean of the genus Spheroma.
 Globe thistle Bot., a thistlelike plant with the flowers in large globular heads (Cynara Scolymus); also, certain species of the related genus Echinops.
 Globe valve. (a) A ball valve. (b) A valve inclosed in a globular chamber. --Knight.
 Syn: -- Globe, Sphere, Orb, Ball.
 Usage: -- Globe denotes a round, and usually a solid body; sphere is the term applied in astronomy to such a body, or to the concentric spheres or orbs of the old astronomers; orb is used, especially in poetry, for globe or sphere, and also for the pathway of a heavenly body; ball is applied to the heavenly bodies concieved of as impelled through space.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Globe v. t. [imp. & p. p. Globed p. pr. & vb. n. Globing.] To gather or form into a globe.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet on which we live;
           "the Earth moves around the sun"; "he sailed around the
           world" [syn: Earth, world]
      2: an object with a spherical shape; "a ball of fire" [syn: ball,
      3: a sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is