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Hemisphere vs Globe - What's the difference?

hemisphere | globe |

As nouns the difference between hemisphere and globe

is that hemisphere is half of the celestial sphere, as divided by either the ecliptic or the celestial equator while globe is any spherical (or nearly spherical) object.

As a verb globe is

to become spherical.

As a proper noun Globe is

a city in Arizona.



Alternative forms

* (archaic)


(en noun)
  • (astronomy, astrology) Half of the celestial sphere, as divided by either the ecliptic or the celestial equator .
  • (figuratively) A realm or domain of activity .
  • (geography) Half of the Earth, such as the Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Western Hemisphere or Eastern Hemisphere, Land Hemisphere, Water Hemisphere etc. .
  • (geometry) Any half-sphere, formed by a plane intersecting the center of a sphere. .
  • (cartography) A map or projection of a celestial or terrestrial hemisphere .
  • (anatomy) Either of the two halves of the cerebrum. .
  • Synonyms

    * celestial hemisphere * terrestrial hemisphere * sphere * half-sphere, half sphere * cerebral hemisphere * planisphere



    (wikipedia globe)


    (en noun)
  • Any spherical (or nearly spherical) object.
  • the globe''' of the eye; the '''globe of a lamp
  • The planet Earth.
  • (John Locke)
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-19, author=(Timothy Garton Ash)
  • , volume=189, issue=6, page=18, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Where Dr Pangloss meets Machiavelli , passage=Hidden behind thickets of acronyms and gorse bushes of detail, a new great game is under way across the globe . Some call it geoeconomics, but it's geopolitics too. The current power play consists of an extraordinary range of countries simultaneously sitting down to negotiate big free trade and investment agreements.}}
  • A spherical model of Earth or any planet.
  • (dated, or, Australia, South Africa) A light bulb.
  • * 1920 , Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific bulletin: volumes 9-10 (page 26)
  • Don't ask for a new globe just because the old one needs dusting. The old-style carbon lamps wasted electricity when they began to fade and it was economy to replace them.
  • A circular military formation used in Ancient Rome, corresponding to the modern infantry square.
  • * Milton
  • Him round / A globe of fiery seraphim enclosed.


    * (The Earth) Earth, world, Terra, Sol III

    Derived terms

    * globe-trotter * show globe * snowglobe


  • To become spherical
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