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globe

 
 
pronunciation:
glob
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the earth (usu. prec. by the).
Magellen's ship sailed around the globe.
 
synonyms:
earth, world
similar words:
biosphere, planet
definition 2: a planet or other celestial body.
Rings composed mainly of ice particles and dust encircle the globe.
synonyms:
orb, sphere, world
similar words:
moon, planet, star
definition 3: a round or spherical object, esp. a ball on which there is a map of the earth.
We looked for Albania on the globe in the school library.
 
similar words:
sphere
definition 4: a more or less spherical object, such as a round fishbowl or the glass of a light bulb.
synonyms:
ball, sphere
similar words:
bubble, globoid, orb, round
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: globed, globes, globing
definition: to shape into a globe.
synonyms:
ball
similar words:
round
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to take the shape of a globe.
synonyms:
ball
similar words:
round
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