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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Globe
  1. A round or spherical body, solid or hollow; a body whose surface is in every part equidistant from the center; a ball; a sphere.
  2. Anything which is nearly spherical or globular in shape; as, the globe of the eye; the globe of a lamp.
  3. The earth; the terraqueous ball; -- usually preceded by the definite article.
  4. A round model of the world; a spherical representation of the earth or heavens; as, a terrestrial or celestial globe ; -- called also artificial globe.
  5. 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."Him round A globe of fiery seraphim inclosed." [Milton.]
    synonyms: Globe Sphere Orb Ball.

Usage: 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.

Etymology: L. globus, perh. akin to L. glomus a ball of yarn, and E. clump golf: cf. F. globe

verb Globe
To gather or form into a globe.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is represented
  2. The 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on
  3. An object with a spherical shape

From Old French globe, borrowed from Latin globus.

  1. Any spherical (or nearly spherical) object.
    the of the eye; the of a lamp
  2. The planet Earth.
  3. A spherical model of Earth or any planet.
  4. (dated or Australia, South Africa) A light bulb.
  5. A circular military formation used in Ancient Rome, corresponding to the modern infantry square.
  6. (slang, chiefly plural) A woman's breasts.

globe was also found in the following language(s): Danish, French, Latin, and Middle French

Notable Persons With the Last Name Globe

Henry was born on June 18th, 1949.


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Popularity of Globe as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Globe U.S.
  White 61.06% 64.26%
  African American 31.25% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.88% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.33% 16.26%

Of Last Name Globe

People with the last name Globe are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Globe

  • How Popular is the name Globe? As a last name Globe was the 89,069th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Globe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Globe is Thursday, March 22nd, 1906.
  • How unique is the name Globe? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Globe. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Globe: Your name in reverse order is Ebolg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Bgoel. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Globe? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 208 people with the last name Globe.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Globe? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Globe as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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