Globe vs Mound - What's the difference?

globe | mound |

As nouns the difference between globe and mound

is that globe is any spherical object while mound is (obsolete|anatomy|measurement|figuratively) a hand.

As verbs the difference between globe and mound

is that globe is to become spherical while mound is to fortify with a mound; add a barrier, rampart, etc to.



(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)
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  • 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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    (en noun)
  • (obsolete, anatomy, measurement, figuratively) A hand.
  • (obsolete) A protection; restraint; curb.
  • (obsolete) A helmet.
  • (obsolete) Might; size.
  • An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embankment thrown up for defense; a bulwark; a rampart.
  • A natural elevation appearing as if thrown up artificially; a regular and isolated hill, hillock, or knoll.
  • (baseball) Elevated area of dirt upon which the pitcher stands to pitch.
  • A ball or globe forming part of the regalia of an emperor or other sovereign. It is encircled with bands, enriched with precious stones, and surmounted with a cross.
  • (US, vulgar, slang) The mons veneris.
  • Synonyms

    * (part of regalia) globus cruciger, globe, orb

    Derived terms

    * (l)


    (en verb)
  • To fortify with a mound; add a barrier, rampart, etc. to.
  • To force or pile into a mound or mounds.
  • He mounded up his mashed potatoes so they left more space on the plate for the meat.

    See also

    * (wikipedia "mound") *