a globe is a noun that means is a three-dimensional representation of the earth, or any planetary body, often used for physical or digital mapping. In terms of usage, a globe typically refers to the miniature model, though may also refer to the planet in general. The plural form is globes.
1. I often use a globe to help me visualize the world's physical geography.
2. The science museum has a giant globe that visitors can stand near for a better perspective of its size.
3. The image of the Earth on the globe looked surprisingly realistic.
the word 'globe' can also be used in ways that don't necessarily refer to mapping, but instead to something that is spherical or round in shape. For example 'The globes of light from the chandelier illuminated the great hall.'