celestial globe

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the planet Earth (usually preceded by the ).
a planet or other celestial body.
a sphere on which is depicted a map of the earth (terrestrial globe) or of the heavens (celestial globe)
a spherical body; sphere.
anything more or less spherical, as a lampshade or a glass fishbowl.
a golden ball traditionally borne as an emblem of sovereignty; orb.
verb (used with object), globed, globing.
to form into a globe.
verb (used without object), globed, globing.
to take the form of a globe.

1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French globe < Latin globus round body, ball, sphere

globelike, adjective

1. See earth.
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celestial globe
a spherical model of the celestial sphere showing the relative positions of stars, constellations, etc

globe (ɡləʊb)
1.  a sphere on which a map of the world or the heavens is drawn or represented
2.  the globe the world; the earth
3.  a planet or some other astronomical body
4.  an object shaped like a sphere, such as a glass lampshade or fish-bowl
5.  (Austral), (NZ), (South African) an electric light bulb
6.  an orb, usually of gold, symbolic of authority or sovereignty
7.  to form or cause to form into a globe
[C16: from Old French, from Latin globus]

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Word Origin & History

1550s, "sphere," from L. globus "round mass, sphere," related to gleba "clod, soil, land." Sense of "planet earth," or a three-dimensional map of it first attested 1550s. Global village first attested 1960, popularized, if not coined, by Canadian educator Marshall McLuhan (1911-80).
"Postliterate man's electronic media contract the world to a village or tribe where everything happens to everyone at the same time: everyone knows about, and therefore participates in, everything that is happening the minute it happens. Television gives this quality of simultaneity to events in the global village." [Carpenter & McLuhan, "Explorations in Communication," 1960]
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celestial globe

representation of stars and constellations as they are located on the apparent sphere of the sky. Celestial globes are used for some astronomical or astrological calculations or as ornaments.

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