(Glit"ter*and) a. Glittering. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Glit"ter*ing*ly), adv. In a glittering manner.
(Gloam) v. i. [See Gloom, Glum.]
1. To begin to grow dark; to grow dusky.
2. To be sullen or morose. [Obs.]
(Gloam), n. The twilight; gloaming. [R.] Keats.
(Gloam"ing), n. [See Gloom.]
1. Twilight; dusk; the fall of the evening. [Scot. & North of Eng., and in poetry.] Hogg.
2. Sullenness; melancholy. [Obs.] J. Still.
(Gloar) v. i. [OD. gloeren, glueren, gluyeren. Cf. Glower.] To squint; to stare. [Obs.]
(Gloat) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gloated; p. pr. & vb. n. Gloating.] [Akin to Icel. glotta to smile
scornfully, G. glotzen to gloat.] To look steadfastly; to gaze earnestly; usually in a bad sense, to
gaze with malignant satisfaction, passionate desire, lust, or avarice.
In vengeance gloating on another's pain.Byron.
(Glo"bard) n. [OE. globerde, from glow.] A glowworm. [>Obs.] Holland.
(Glo"bate Glo"ba*ted) a. [L. globatus, p. p. of globare to make into a ball, fr. globus ball.]
Having the form of a globe; spherical.
(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 roundMilton. Globe amaranth (Bot.), a plant of the genus Gomphrena bearing round heads of variously colored
flowers, which long retain color when gathered. Globe animalcule, a small, globular, locomotive
organism once throught to be an animal, afterward supposed to be a colony of microscopic algæ. 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 (Zoöl.), 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
A globe of fiery seraphim inclosed.