What is globe?

  • (noun): The 3rd planet from the sun; the planet on which we live.
    Synonyms: Earth, world
    See also — Additional definitions below

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
... Martin Behaim 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 ... It 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 ...
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 ... international competition of films, IFFKV presents the following awards Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema Grand Prix ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 Arabic or Pashto ...

More definitions of "globe":

  • (noun): A sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is represented.
  • (noun): An object with a spherical shape.
    Synonyms: ball, orb

Famous quotes containing the word globe:

    Where on the globe can there be found an area of equal extent with that occupied by the bulk of our States, so fertile and so rich and varied in its productions, and at the same time so habitable by the European, as this is?
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    There are only two forces that can carry light to all the corners of the globe ... the sun in the heavens and the Associated Press down here.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    The hand that signed the paper felled a city;
    Five sovereign fingers taxed the breath,
    Doubled the globe of dead and halved a country;
    These five kings did a king to death.
    Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)