Globe vs. Sphere

Globe vs. Sphere — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Globe and Sphere

Globenoun

A body with the shape of a sphere, especially a representation of the earth in the form of a hollow ball.

Spherenoun

(Mathematics) A three-dimensional surface, all points of which are equidistant from a fixed point.

Globenoun

The earth.

Spherenoun

A spherical object or figure.

Globenoun

A planet.

Spherenoun

A celestial body, such as a planet or star.

Globenoun

A spherical or bowllike container, especially a glass cover for a light bulb.

Spherenoun

The sky, appearing as a hemisphere to an observer

the sphere of the heavens.

Globenoun

A sphere emblematic of sovereignty; an orb.

Spherenoun

Any of a series of concentric, transparent, revolving globes that together were once thought to contain the moon, sun, planets, and stars.

Globeverb

To assume the shape of or form into a sphere.

Spherenoun

A range or extent of knowledge, interest, or activity

a problem that falls within the sphere of biophysics.

Globenoun

Any spherical (or nearly spherical) object.

the globe of the eye; the globe of a lamp

Spherenoun

A social level or part of society or group

knew few people beyond his partner's sphere.

Globenoun

The planet Earth.

Spherenoun

A range of power or influence

within the sphere of the empire.

Globenoun

A spherical model of Earth or any planet.

Sphereverb

To form into a sphere.

Globenoun

A light bulb.

Sphereverb

To put in or within a sphere.

Globenoun

A circular military formation used in Ancient Rome, corresponding to the modern infantry square.

Spherenoun

(mathematics) A regular three-dimensional object in which every cross-section is a circle; the figure described by the revolution of a circle about its diameter .

Globenoun

A woman's breasts.

Spherenoun

A spherical physical object; a globe or ball.

Globeverb

(intransitive) To become spherical.

Spherenoun

The apparent outer limit of space; the edge of the heavens, imagined as a hollow globe within which celestial bodies appear to be embedded.

Globeverb

(transitive) To make spherical.

Spherenoun

Any of the concentric hollow transparent globes formerly believed to rotate around the Earth, and which carried the heavenly bodies; there were originally believed to be eight, and later nine and ten; friction between them was thought to cause a harmonious sound (the music of the spheres).

Globenoun

the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet on which we live;

the Earth moves around the sunhe sailed around the world

Spherenoun

(mythology) An area of activity for a planet; or by extension, an area of influence for a god, hero etc.

Globenoun

an object with a spherical shape;

a ball of fire

Spherenoun

(figuratively) The region in which something or someone is active; one's province, domain.

Globenoun

a sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is represented

Spherenoun

(geometry) The set of all points in three-dimensional Euclidean space (or n-dimensional space, in topology) that are a fixed distance from a fixed point .

Spherenoun

(logic) The extension of a general conception, or the totality of the individuals or species to which it may be applied.

Sphereverb

(transitive) To place in a sphere, or among the spheres; to ensphere.

Sphereverb

(transitive) To make round or spherical; to perfect.

Spherenoun

a particular environment or walk of life;

his social sphere is limitedit was a closed area of employmenthe's out of my orbit

Spherenoun

any spherically shaped artifact

Spherenoun

the geographical area in which one nation is very influential

Spherenoun

a particular aspect of life or activity;

he was helpless in an important sector of his life

Spherenoun

a solid figure bounded by a spherical surface (including the space it encloses)

Spherenoun

a three-dimensional closed surface such that every point on the surface is equidistant from the center

Spherenoun

the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected