- noun a map of the world on a ball
- noun an object shaped like a ball
- A protective enclosure or covering over a light source. The globe is usually made of glass and can also serve to diffuse, redirect, or change the color of the light.
- An incandescent lamp.
Origin & History of “globe”
, probably via Old French globe
was related to glēba
‘lump of earth’ (source
of English glebe
c.)), and may denote etymologically ‘something rolled up into a ball’.