related genus Echinops. Globe valve. (a) A ball valve. (b) A valve inclosed in a globular chamber.
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.
Japan globeflower. See Corchorus.
(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
(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.
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) a. [Cf. F. globulaire.] Globe-shaped; having the form of a ball or sphere; spherical,
or nearly so; as, globular atoms. Milton.
(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.]