What is globe?

  • (noun): A sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is represented.
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Globe

A globe is a three-dimensional scale model of Earth (terrestrial globe or geographical globe) or other spheroid celestial body such as a planet, star, or moon. Some terrestrial globes include relief to show mountains and other features on the Earth's surface. The word "globe" comes from the Latin word globus, meaning round mass or sphere. It may also refer to a spherical representation of the celestial sphere, showing the apparent positions of the stars and constellations in the sky (celestial globe).

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Globe - Gallery
... with his Erdapfel Top view of 1765 de l'Isle globe The Unisphere, attributed to "uribe"/Uri Baruchin 1594, Mechanised Celestial Globe A Globus IMP navigation instrument from a Voskhod spacecraft Eartha, the ... is an example of how maps are printed in order to be folded around a sphere to form a globe Muhammad Salih Tahtawi of Sindh, headed the task of creating a massive, seamless celestial globe using ...
Crystal Globe
... Crystal Globe is the main award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, first given in the city of Karlovy Vary of the Czech Republic, in 1948 ... In the international competition of films, IFFKV presents the following awards Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema Grand Prix - Crystal Globe for best feature film ...
Hozaifa Parhat - Held in Isolation, in Camp Six
... On March 11, 2007 the Boston Globe reported that the 17 remaining Uyghur captives had been transferred to the newly built Camp Six, in Guantanamo ... The Globe reports that the Uyghurs are held for 22 hours a day in cells without natural light ... The Globe points out that prior to their detention in Camp Six, they were able to socialize with one another, but that they couldn't speak to the prisoners in neighboring cells because none of them speak ...
Willow Globe Theatre
... The Willow Globe Theatre (Welsh Glôb Byw) is an open air community theatre in Powys, Mid Wales ... It is a scaled down version of the Globe Theatre in London, about a third of its size in diameter and similar to the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park in London ... The Willow Globe is part of the charity Shakespeare Link and has a resident company The Willow Globe Company ...
Gomphrena
... Gomphrena ( /ɡɒmˈfriːnə/) the Globe amaranths, is a genus of plants in the family Amaranthaceae ... Species include Gomphrena globosa - Globe amaranth Gomphrena haageana - Strawberry globe amaranth Gomphrena perennis - Glyphosate resistant Gomphrena serrata ...

More definitions of "globe":

  • (noun): The 3rd planet from the sun; the planet on which we live.
    Synonyms: Earth, world
  • (noun): An object with a spherical shape.
    Synonyms: ball, orb

Famous quotes containing the word globe:

    Americans think of themselves collectively as a huge rescue squad on twenty-four-hour call to any spot on the globe where dispute and conflict may erupt.
    Eldridge Cleaver (b. 1935)

    And this, because the heart in thee is the heart of all; not a valve, not a wall, not an intersection is there anywhere in nature, but one blood rolls uninterruptedly an endless circulation through all men, as the water of the globe is all one sea, and, truly seen, its tide is one.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces,
    The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
    Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve,
    And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
    Leave not a rack behind.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)