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GLOBE, noun [Latin globus; Eng. clew. See Clew.]

1. A round or spherical solid body; a ball; a sphere; a body whose surface is in every part equidistant from the center.

2. The earth; the terraqueous ball; so called, though not perfectly spherical.

3. An artificial sphere of metal, paper or other matter, on whose convex surface is drawn a map or representation of the earth or of the heavens. That on which the several oceans, seas, continents, isles and countries of the earth are represented, is called a terrestrial globe That which exhibits a delineation of the constellations in the heavens, is called a celestial globe

4. A body of soldiers formed into a circle.

GLOBE, verb transitive To gather round or into a circle.