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globe

noun uk   /ɡləʊb/ us    /ɡloʊb/

globe noun (WORLD)

the globe C2 [S]
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the world: His greatest ambition is to sail round the globe. She is a superstar all around the globe.
[C] a map of the world made in the shape of a ball and attached to a support, that can be turned around at the same angle as the Earth turns in space: She spun the globe, and pointed to the Solomon Islands.

globe noun (ROUND OBJECT)

[C] any ball-shaped object [C] Australian English a light globe
Translations of “globe”
in Korean 지구본…
in Arabic مُجَسَّم الكُرة الأرْضِيَة…
in French globe, terre, globe (terrestre)…
in Turkish küre…
in Italian mappamondo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 世界, 地球儀…
in Russian глобус…
in Polish globus…
in Spanish globo, globo terráqueo, esfera…
in Portuguese globo…
in German die Erdkugel, der Globus, die Kugel…
in Catalan globus terraqüi…
in Japanese 地球儀…
in Chinese (Simplified) 世界, 地球仪…
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