Webster 1913 Edition
globus, perh. akin to L.
glomusa ball of yarn, and E.
golf: cf. F.
A round or spherical body, solid or hollow; a body whose surface is in every part equidistant from the center; a ball; a sphere.
Anything which is nearly spherical or globular in shape;
globeof the eye; the
globeof a lamp.
The earth; the terraqueous ball; – usually preceded by the definite article.
A round model of the world; a spherical representation of the earth or heavens;
as, a terrestrial or celestial; – called also
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.
globeof fiery seraphim inclosed.
a plant of the genus–
G. globosa), bearing round heads of variously colored flowers, which long retain color when gathered.
a small, globular, locomotive organism (–
Volvox globator), once throught to be an animal, afterward supposed to be a colony of microscopic algæ.
Globe of compression
a kind of mine producing a wide crater; – called also–
a plant or flower of the genus–
Globularing, common in Europe. The flowers are minute and form globular heads.
a form of front sight placed on target rifles.–
an isopod crustacean of the genus–
a thistlelike plant with the flowers in large globular heads (–
Cynara Scolymus); also, certain species of the related genus
A ball valve.
A valve inclosed in a globular chamber.
– Globe denotes a round, and usually a solid body; sphere is the term applied in astronomy to such a body, or to the concentric spheres or orbs of the old astronomers; orb is used, especially in poetry, for globe or sphere, and also for the pathway of a heavenly body; ball is applied to the heavenly bodies concieved of as impelled through space.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To gather or form into a globe.
Webster 1828 Edition
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.