celestial globe
noun Date: 1668 a globe depicting the celestial bodies

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  • celestial globe — n. a globe on which the stars, constellations, etc. are depicted in their proper relative positions in the sky * * * ▪ astronomy       representation of stars and constellations as they are located on the apparent sphere of the sky. Celestial… …   Universalium

  • celestial globe — n. a globe on which the stars, constellations, etc. are depicted in their proper relative positions in the sky …   English World dictionary

  • celestial globe — noun a globe that is a spherical model of the heavens • Hypernyms: ↑globe • Hyponyms: ↑armillary sphere, ↑armilla …   Useful english dictionary

  • celestial globe — /səˌlɛstiəl ˈgloʊb/ (say suh.lesteeuhl glohb) noun Astronomy a model of the celestial sphere, on which the relative positions of the stars may be indicated without distortion …   Australian English dictionary

  • celestial globe. — See under globe (def. 3). [1755 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • celestial globe. — See under globe (def. 3). [1755 65] …   Useful english dictionary

  • celestial — adj Celestial, heavenly, empyrean, empyreal mean of, relating to, or fit for heaven or the heavens. Celestial (opposed to terrestrial) may refer either to the visible heavens (the region surrounding the earth and seemingly enclosed by the sky) or …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Globe — (gl[=o]b), n. [L. globus, perh. akin to L. glomus a ball of yarn, and E. clump, golf: cf. F. globe.] 1. A round or spherical body, solid or hollow; a body whose surface is in every part equidistant from the center; a ball; a sphere. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Globe amaranth — Globe Globe (gl[=o]b), n. [L. globus, perh. akin to L. glomus a ball of yarn, and E. clump, golf: cf. F. globe.] 1. A round or spherical body, solid or hollow; a body whose surface is in every part equidistant from the center; a ball; a sphere.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Globe animalcule — Globe Globe (gl[=o]b), n. [L. globus, perh. akin to L. glomus a ball of yarn, and E. clump, golf: cf. F. globe.] 1. A round or spherical body, solid or hollow; a body whose surface is in every part equidistant from the center; a ball; a sphere.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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