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English definition of “globe”

globe

noun (WORLD)    /ɡləʊb/ US  /ɡloʊb/
the globe C2 [S] the world: His greatest ambition is to sail round the globe. She is a superstar all around the globe.The Earth and outer space - general words [C] a map of the world made in the shape of a ball and fixed 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.Spherical, circular and annular objectsGeometrical shapes
(Definition of globe noun (WORLD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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