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Globe vs Glue - What's the difference?

globe | glue |

As a proper noun globe

is a city in arizona.

As a noun glue is

a hard gelatin made by boiling bones and hides, used in solution as an adhesive; or any sticky adhesive substance.

As a verb glue is

to join or attach something using glue.



(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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    (wikipedia glue)


    (en noun)
  • A hard gelatin made by boiling bones and hides, used in solution as an adhesive; or any sticky adhesive substance.
  • (obsolete) Birdlime.
  • Derived terms

    * bee glue * fish glue * glue code * glue plant * glue stick * glueball * gluey * marine glue


  • To join or attach something using glue.
  • I need to glue the chair-leg back into place.
  • * '>citation
  • To cause something to adhere closely to; to follow attentively.
  • His eyes were glued to the screen.
  • * 1898 , , (Moonfleet) Chapter 4
  • So as I lay on the ground with my ear glued close against the wall, who should march round the church but John Trenchard, Esquire, not treading delicately like King Agag, or spying, but just come on a voyage of discovery for himself.

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