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  ( globes    plural  )
1       n-sing   You can refer to the world as theglobe when you are emphasizing how big it is or that something happens in many different parts of it.  
usu the N   (=planet)  
...bottles of beer from every corner of the globe..., 70% of our globe's surface is water.     
2       n-count   A globe is a ball-shaped object with a map of the world on it. It is usually fixed on a stand.  
...a globe of the world..., Three large globes stand on the floor.     
3       n-count   Any ball-shaped object can be referred to as a globe.  
usu with supp  
The overhead light was covered now with a white globe.     

globe artichoke        ( globe artichokes    plural  )
globe-trot        ( globe-trots    3rd person present)   ( globe-trotting    present participle)   ( globe-trotted    past tense & past participle  ) , globetrot   If someone spends their time globe-trotting, they spend a lot of time travelling to different parts of the world.  
INFORMAL      verb   usu cont  
The son of a diplomat, he has spent much of his life globe-trotting.      V  
  globe-trotting      adj  
...globe-trotting academic superstars.     
  globe-trotter     ( globe-trotters    plural)    n-count  
TV globe-trotter Alan Whicker was nearly burned alive by an angry mob in Egypt.     
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ball, earth, orb, planet, round, sphere, world  

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