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globe



Pronunciation: (glōb), [key]
n., v., globed, glob•ing.


n.
1. the planet Earth (usually prec. by the).
2. a planet or other celestial body.
3. a sphere on which is depicted a map of the earth (terrestrial globe) or of the heavens (celestial globe).
4. a spherical body; sphere.
5. anything more or less spherical, as a lampshade or a glass fishbowl.
6. a golden ball traditionally borne as an emblem of sovereignty; orb.

v.t.
to form into a globe.

v.i.
to take the form of a globe.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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