Globe

Definition of Globe

Pronunciation: glōb
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.
v. t.1.To gather or form into a globe.
[imp. & p. p. Globed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Globing.]

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