Globe valve. (a) A ball valve. (b) A valve inclosed in a globular chamber. Knight.

Syn.Globe, Sphere, Orb, Ball. — Globe denotes a round, and usually a solid body; sphere is the term applied in astronomy to such a body, or to the concentric spheres or orbs of the old astronomers; orb is used, especially in poetry, for globe or sphere, and also for the pathway of a heavenly body; ball is applied to the heavenly bodies concieved of as impelled through space.

(Globe) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Globed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Globing.] To gather or form into a globe.

(Globe"fish`) n. (Zoöl.) A plectognath fish of the genera Diodon, Tetrodon, and allied genera. The globefishes can suck in water or air and distend the body to a more or less globular form. Called also porcupine fish, and sea hedgehog. See Diodon.

(Globe"flow`er) n. (Bot.) (a) A plant of the genus Trollius (T. Europæus), found in the mountainous parts of Europe, and producing handsome globe-shaped flowers. (b) The American plant Trollius laxus.

Japan globeflower. See Corchorus.

(Globe"-shaped`) a. Shaped like a globe.

(Glo*bif"er*ous) a. [Globe + -ferous.] (Zoöl.) Having a round or globular tip.

(||Glo*big`e*ri"na) n.; pl. Globigerinæ [NL., fr. L. globus a round body + gerere to bear.] (Zoöl.) A genus of small Foraminifera, which live abundantly at or near the surface of the sea. Their dead shells, falling to the bottom, make up a large part of the soft mud, generally found in depths below 3,000 feet, and called globigerina ooze. See Illust. of Foraminifera.

(Glo*bose") a. [L. globosus.] Having a rounded form resembling that of a globe; globular, or nearly so; spherical. Milton.

(Glo*bose"ly), adv. In a globular manner; globularly.

(Glo*bos"i*ty) n. [L. globositas: cf. F. globosité.] Sphericity. Ray.

(Glo"bous) a. [See Globose.] Spherical. Milton.

(Glob"u*lar) a. [Cf. F. globulaire.] Globe-shaped; having the form of a ball or sphere; spherical, or nearly so; as, globular atoms. Milton.

Globular chart, a chart of the earth's surface constructed on the principles of the globular projection.Globular projection(Map Projection), a perspective projection of the surface of a hemisphere upon a plane parallel to the base of the hemisphere, the point of sight being taken in the axis produced beyond the surface of the opposite hemisphere a distance equal to the radius of the sphere into the sine of 45°.Globular sailing, sailing on the arc of a great circle, or so as to make the shortest distance between two places; circular sailing.

(Glob`u*lar"i*ty) n. The state of being globular; globosity; sphericity.

(Glob"u*lar*ly) adv. Spherically.

(Glob"u*lar*ness), n. Sphericity; globosity.

(Glob"ule) n. [L. globulus, dim. of globus globe: cf. F. globule.]

related genus Echinops.

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