“It exhibits another way in which China is competing with us globally,” said the spokesperson.
Federer grew up in Basel, Switzerland—near the border between Germany and France—where he was raised to be globally minded.
globally, there are few cross-border land threats to which the U.S. would respond.
1670s, "spherical," from globe + -al (1). Meaning "worldwide, universal" is from 1892, from French. Global village first attested 1960, popularized, if not coined, by Canadian educator Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980).
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]
global glob·al (glō'bəl)
Having the shape of a globe; spherical.
Of or involving the entire earth; worldwide.
Of or relating to the eyeball.