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Definition of globe:

  1. A body of troops, or of men or animals, drawn up in a circle; - a military formation used by the Romans, answering to the modern infantry square.
  2. A round model of the world; a spherical representation of the earth or heavens; as, a terrestrial or celestial globe; - called also artificial globe.
  3. A round or spherical body, solid or hollow; a body whose surface is in every part equidistant from the center; a ball; a sphere.
  4. Anything which is nearly spherical or globular in shape; as, the globe of the eye; the globe of a lamp.
  5. The earth; the terraqueous ball; - usually preceded by the definite article.
  6. To gather or form into a globe.


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