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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun globe:


The word globe and its family (global, globally, globalisation, globalization) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun globe

What does globe mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: globes

  1. the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonyms of globe: earth / world
    • instance of: terrestrial planet = a planet having a compact rocky surface like the Earth's
    • member of: solar system = the sun with the celestial bodies that revolve around it in its gravitational field
  2. an object with a spherical shape
    • lexical domain: Shapes - nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes
    • synonyms of globe: ball / orb
    • more generic word: sphere = a solid figure bounded by a spherical surface
    • more specific terms:
      • crystal ball = a glass or crystal globe used in crystal gazing by fortunetellers
      • camphor ball / mothball = a small sphere of camphor or naphthalene used to keep moths away from stored clothing
      • time-ball = a ball that slides down a staff to show a fixed time
      • fireball = the luminous center of a nuclear explosion
      • fireball = a ball of fire
      • globule = a small globe or ball
      • spherule = a small sphere
      • pellet = a small sphere
      • bolus = a small round soft mass
  3. a sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is represented
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: model / simulation = representation of something; sphere = any spherically shaped artifact
    • more specific term: celestial globe = a globe that is a spherical model of the heavens

Alternative definition of the noun globe


  1. Any spherical object
  2. The planet Earth.
  3. A spherical model of Earth or any planet.

Definition of the verb globe

What does globe mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: globed | globing | globes

  1. To become spherical


  1. globe a.k.a. Earth, also known as the World, Terra, or Gaia, is the third planet from the Sun, the densest planet in the Solar System, the largest of the Solar System's four terrestrial planets, and the only celestial body known to accommodate life. The Earth's biodiversity has evolved over hundreds of million years, expanding continually except when punctuated by mass extinctions. It is home to over eight million species. There are over 7.2 billion humans who depend upon its biosphere and minerals. The Earth's human population is divided among about two hundred independent states that interact through diplomacy, conflict, travel, trade, and media.
  2. Globe is a city in Gila County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 7,532. The city is the county seat of Gila County. Globe was founded c. 1875 as a mining camp. Mining, tourism, government and retirees are most important in the present-day Globe economy.
  3. Globe is an island platformed Sacramento RT light rail station in Sacramento, California, United States. The station was opened on March 12, 1987, and is operated by the Sacramento Regional Transit District as part of the Blue Line. It is located in the median of Del Paso Boulevard at Globe Avenue. The station serves an area of office parks and light industry. It is the first station beyond the fare-free downtown zone.
  4. Globe a.k.a. Globe, Kansas: Globe is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Kansas. It is located along U.S. Highway 56 in Marion Township.
  5. Globe a.k.a. Globe, Wisconsin: Globe is an unincorporated community located in the town of Weston, Clark County, Wisconsin, United States.
  6. Globe a.k.a. Globe, Virginia: Globe is an unincorporated community in King William County, Virginia, United States.

There are other places with in their name, like Great Globe, Globe Arizona, Globe Theatre, Globe Village, Ericsson Globe, Globe Cemetery, New Globe Theatre, Old Globe Theatre, The Globe Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.


Globe is a dance-oriented Japanese pop band, formed in 1995 by producer and songwriter Tetsuya Komuro. Originally consisting of Komuro, Keiko Yamada and Marc Panther, the group's singles consistently hit the charts. In late 2002 Yoshiki, former drummer and pianist for X Japan, joined the group, but he left the band about a year later.

  • members:
  • genres: J-pop, Trance music, Experimental music, Dance-pop, Alternative rock, Synthpop, Pop music, Experimental rock, Eurobeat
  • albums: "Feel Like dance", "Joy to the love (globe)", "SWEET PAIN", "DEPARTURES", "FREEDOM", "Globe", "Is this love", "Can't Stop Fallin' in Love", "FACE", "Faces Places", "Anytime smokin' cigarette", "Wanderin' Destiny", "Love again", "Wanna Be A Dreammaker", "Sa Yo Na Ra", "Sweet heart", "Perfume of love", "Relation", "MISS YOUR BODY", "FIRST REPRODUCTS", "Still growin' up", "CRUISE RECORD 1995-2000", "Biting her nails", "Outernet", "On the way to YOU", "THE MAIN LORD", "Throwin'down in the double 0", "とにかく無性に…", "SUPER EUROBEAT presents EURO global", "DON'T LOOK BACK / like a prayer", "Garden", "Try this shoot", "Global Trance", "Stop! In the Name of Love", "Genesis of next", "Lights", "Many Classic Moments", "OVER THE RAINBOW / INSPIRED FROM RED & BLUE", "Lights2", "Dreams from above", "Global trance2", "8 YEARS ~Many Classic Moments~", "Seize the light", "Ballads & Memories", "Get it on now (feat. KEIKO)", "Level 4", "Global trance best", "Globe decade -single history 1995-2004-", "Here I Am / New Album Playlist"
  • official website:


  1. Globe a.k.a. Globe Telecom, commonly shortened as Globe, is a major provider of telecommunications services in the Philippines. Formed out of a partnership between Ayala Corporation and Singapore Telecom, the company operates one of the largest and most technologically advanced mobile, fixed line, and broadband networks in the country, and maintains a large distributor and over-the-air reload network of retailers, distributors, suppliers, and business partners nationwide.
  2. Globe is a publisher.
    • also known as Globe, LLC
  3. Globe is a record label.
  4. Globe is a record label.
  5. Globe is a record label.
  6. Globe is a brand of apparel and skateboard hard-goods owned by Globe International.
  7. Globe is a record label.


The Globe is a fictional DC Comics supervillain and enemy of Batman created by Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen.


  1. "globe": Globe is the first studio album released from Globe on March 31, 1996. The album sold over four million copies, becoming the best-selling album of Japan in Oricon charts history at that time.
  2. "Globe" is a musical album of Deogracias Masomi.
    • released in


"Globe" is a book by Elizabeth Spires.


"Globe" is a 2013 animation/short film directed by Connor Brock.


"globe": His work is usually concerns the human figure, and its different forms and movements. The figure is an important part of his work the human form is used as a tool, either on a canvas or in a sculpture.“The focus of my art is the peculiarities of the human nature. As an artist, the natural form and movement of the human body poses me a great deal of challenge. The different perspectives and points of view is what I aim to capture and display in my work and foresee it my personal touch.


Globe is a drinking establishment.


  1. Globe: A globe is a three-dimensional scale model of Earth or other celestial body such as a planet or moon. While models can be made of objects with arbitrary or irregular shapes, the term globe is used only for models of objects that are approximately spherical. The word “globe” comes from the Latin word globus, meaning round mass or sphere. Some terrestrial globes include relief to show mountains and other features on the Earth’s surface.
    • also known as 地球儀
  2. Globe is a supermarket tabloid first published North America on November 10, 1954 in Montreal, Canada as Midnight by Joe Azaria and John Vader and became the chief competitor to the National Enquirer during the 1960s. In 1978 it changed its name to the Midnight Globe after its publisher, Globe Communications, and eventually changed its name to Globe. The newspaper, as well as most of its rivals, is now owned by American Media Inc. and is published out of American Media's headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida. Globe covers a widespread range of topics, including politics, celebrity news, human interest and high-profile crime stories. It recently led the fight to try to save TV's All My Children and One Life to Live.
  3. Globe: The whaleship Globe, of Nantucket, Massachusetts, was active between 1815 and 1828.
  4. GLOBE is the Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment, founded in 1989. GLOBE facilitates high level negotiated policy positions from leading legislators from across the major economies parliaments and from regional dialogues.
  5. GLOBE: The Global Learning Opportunities in Business Education program is an undergraduate business education program that sends 54 selected students to study at Copenhagen Business School in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, and the Kenan–Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. 18 students are selected at each of the three universities based on their academic achievements, personalities, and previous life experiences. The program takes place over a year and a half. During the first year of the program students study at CBS in the fall and CUHK in the spring. In between the first and second semester students have the options to pursue an internship or other independent pursuits. The final semester is spent at UNC. Following completion of the program, students return to their home university where they will spend one final semester to complete their degree program. During the study at each school students travel to important business centers on each continent with program coordinators to visit companies and government organizations.
    • also known as Global Learning Opportunities in a Business Environment
  6. Globe is a school mascot.

Phrases with Globe

Phrases starting with the word Globe:

  1. globe lily
  2. globe-trot
  3. globe daisy
  4. Globe Sedge
  5. Globe Cactus
  6. Globe Dodder
  7. Globe Fimbry
  8. globe flower
  9. globe mallow
  10. globe pepper
  11. globe thistle
  12. Globe-Trotter

Phrases ending with the word Globe:

  1. Show globe
  2. Snow globe
  3. Grand Globe
  4. light globe
  5. Proud Globe
  6. Balsam Globe
  7. Banded Globe
  8. Noonday Globe

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Globe

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Google previewDaily Reading Practice for Second Grade (Week 10) (2014)

by Christine Dugan

A globe is a model of Earth. It is in the shape of a sphere. Globes have to be updated. They have to show what the world looks like today. Countries' borders shift, and names can change. Sometimes, a lake or a river even disappears.

Google previewAgriculture, Ancient and Modern (1866)

A Historical Account of Its Principles and Practice, Exemplified in Their Rise, Progress, and Development by Samuel Copland

The White Stone Globe is the hardiest of all the White Loaf varieties of the turnip. It has a small...

The Green Globe is a large free-growing turnip, of a good shape and texture, a. small neck and tap-root. Yields a heavy crop. The Red Globe is an old variety, cylindrical in shape, of a dull red colour, whitish towards the root.

Google previewRepertory of International Arbitral Jurisprudence, 1919-1945 (1989)

by Vincent Coussirat-Coustáere, Pierre Michel Eissemann

It appears to follow that sovereignty in relation to a portion of the surface of the globe is the legal condition necessary for the inclusion of such portion in the territory of any particular State. Sovereignty in relation to territory is in the present ...

Google previewMapping the World (2013)

by Melanie Waldron

Using a globe is the best way to look at a map of the world. All the countries and oceans are in exactly the right...

Using a globe is a good way to understand where different continents and countries are. North Pole (90 degrees) South Pole (90 ...

Google previewThe Globe dictionary of the English language (1873)

by English language

The Globe Dictionary is specially intended and adapted to satisfy these. The Vocabulary has been considerably extended and enriched, so tbat few words will be found wanting which the scholar or ordinary reader may have to look for. Without ...

Google previewThe Globe Encyclopaedia of Universal Information (1879)

by John Merry Ross

TIJE GLOBE ENCYCLOPEDIA. THE GLOBE ENCYCLOPEDIA. ¢ 388 ROA ROA Roach (Leun'rzur ruff/1's), a species of Teleostean fishes belonging to the Carp family, and common in freshwater lakes and rivers. The R. generally swims in ...

Google previewDreamer's Dictionary (2001)

by Garuda

Globe S: The globe is the symbol of the ideal universe and ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Shakespeare (2005)

by Stanley W. Wells, James Shaw

GLOBE PLAYHOUSE TRUST issued a volume of Shakespeare's poems fraudulently made to look like a seventh volume of *Rowe's edition of the Works ( 1709). Girlhood of Shakespeare's Heroines, The A book by Mary Cowden Clarke ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

Rectify the globe as in the former problem, guess at the hour of the night, and turn the globe until the index points at the supposed hour ; then lay the graduated edge of the quadrant of altitude over the known star ; and, if the degree of the star's ...

Google previewNew Universal Graphic Dictionary of the English Language, Self-pronouncing (1922)

Based on the Foundation Laid by Noah Webster and Other Lexicographers

pertaining to a globe ; world-wide, ('but), adj. globe-shaped. globe (slob), n. a spherical body; ...

Google previewKnight's New Mechanical Dictionary (1884)

A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering. With Indexical References to Technical Journals (1876-1880.) by Edward Henry Knight

TIME GLOBE. the twenty-four hour* of the day and the fractions thereof, while an ordinary clock dial encircles the north pole. The zone dial is stationary, while the tcrrestial globe revolves on Its axis once in twenty-four hours, exactly as the earth ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Arizona (1999)

by Nancy Capace

The silver deposits around Globe lasted only about four years, but before it was exhausted, a rich supply of copper ore was discovered underneath it, and it was considered to be almost as valuable. In 1881, while copper capitalists were ...

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Quotes about Globe

We must never forget that many around the globe are denied the basic rights we enjoy as Americans. If we are to continue enjoying these privileges and freedoms we must accept our mission of expanding democracy around the globe. (James Inhofe)
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Scrabble value of G2L1O1B3E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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