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"globe" in American English

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globenoun

 us   /ɡloʊb/
  • globe noun (WORLD)

[U] the ​world: The ​OlympicGames will be ​seen around the globe.
  • globe noun (ROUND OBJECT)

[C] an ​objectshaped like a ​ball, or such an ​object having a ​map of the ​world on ​itsoutersurface
(Definition of globe from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"globe" in British English

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globenoun

uk   /ɡləʊb/  us   /ɡloʊb/
  • globe noun (WORLD)

the globe C2 [S]

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the ​world: His ​greatestambition is to ​sail around 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 ​earthturns in ​space: She spun the globe, and ​pointed to the Solomon Islands.
(Definition of globe from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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