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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mound  \Mound\  (mound),  n.  [F.  monde  the  world,  L.  mundus.  See 
  {Mundane}.] 
  A  ball  or  globe  forming  part  of  the  regalia  of  an  emperor  or 
  other  sovereign.  It  is  encircled  with  bands,  enriched  with 
  precious  stones,  and  surmounted  with  a  cross;  --  called  also 
  {globe}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Globe  \Globe\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Globed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Globing}.] 
  To  gather  or  form  into  a  globe. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Globe  \Globe\,  n.  [L.  globus,  perh.  akin  to  L.  glomus  a  ball  of 
  yarn,  and  E.  clump,  golf:  cf  F.  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.  --Locke. 
 
  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. 
 
  {Globe  amaranth}  (Bot.),  a  plant  of  the  genus  {Gomphrena} 
  ({G.  globosa}),  bearing  round  heads  of  variously  colored 
  flowers,  which  long  retain  color  when  gathered. 
 
  {Globe  animalcule},  a  small  globular,  locomotive  organism 
  ({Volvox  globator}),  once  throught  to  be  an  animal, 
  afterward  supposed  to  be  a  colony  of  microscopic  alg[ae]. 
 
 
  {Globe  of  compression}  (Mil.),  a  kind  of  mine  producing  a 
  wide  crater;  --  called  also  {overcharged  mine}. 
 
  {Globe  daisy}  (Bot.),  a  plant  or  flower  of  the  genus 
  {Globularing},  common  in  Europe.  The  flowers  are  minute 
  and  form  globular  heads. 
 
  {Globe  sight},  a  form  of  front  sight  placed  on  target  rifles. 
 
 
  {Globe  slater}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  isopod  crustacean  of  the  genus 
  {Spheroma}. 
 
  {Globe  thistle}  (Bot.),  a  thistlelike  plant  with  the  flowers 
  in  large  globular  heads  ({Cynara  Scolymus});  also  certain 
  species  of  the  related  genus  {Echinops}. 
 
  {Globe  valve}. 
  a  A  ball  valve. 
  b  A  valve  inclosed  in  a  globular  chamber.  --Knight. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  globe 
  n  1:  the  3rd  planet  from  the  sun;  the  planet  on  which  we  live; 
  "the  Earth  moves  around  the  sun";  "he  sailed  around  the 
  world"  [syn:  {Earth},  {world}] 
  2:  any  object  with  a  spherical  shape;  "a  ball  of  fire"  [syn:  {ball}, 
  {orb}] 
  3:  a  sphere  on  which  a  map  (especially  of  the  earth)  is 
  represented 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Globe,  AZ  (city,  FIPS  28030) 
  Location:  33.38281  N,  110.75431  W 
  Population  (1990):  6062  (2615  housing  units) 
  Area:  21.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  85501 




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