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 Dictionary entry overview: What does global mean? 

GLOBAL (adjective)
  The adjective GLOBAL has 2 senses:

1. involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope
2. having the shape of a sphere or ball

  Familiarity information: GLOBAL used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

GLOBAL (adjective)

Sense 1global [BACK TO TOP]


Involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope


global; world; world-wide; worldwide; planetary

Context examples:

global war / global monetary policy / neither national nor continental but planetary / a world crisis / of worldwide significance


international (concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations)

Sense 2global [BACK TO TOP]


Having the shape of a sphere or ball


ball-shaped; spheric; globose; globular; orbicular; global; spherical

Context examples:

a spherical object / nearly orbicular in shape / little globular houses like mud-wasp nests


circular; round (having a circular shape)

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