globular

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French globulaire.

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AdjectiveEdit

globular (comparative more globular, superlative most globular)

  1. Roughly spherical in shape.
    • 1906, O. Henry, A Cosmopolite in a Café:
      "Nary a spot," interrupted E. R. Coglan, flippantly. "The terrestrial, globular, planetary hunk of matter, slightly flattened at the poles, and known as the Earth, is my abode.
    • 1973, Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow:
      Globular lights, painted a dark green, hang from under the fancy iron eaves, unlit for centuries...
  2. Comprising globules.
  3. This large rounded eyes.
    • 1938, Norman Lindsay, Age of Consent, Sydney: Ure Smith, published 1962, page 148:
      Podson's globular stare assured any woman that the bargain was sacred. It was solemn, intent, opaque; it was also slightly mesmeric, which is to say that it gave out everything and took in nothing.

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NounEdit

globular (plural globulars)

  1. (astronomy) A globular cluster

PortugueseEdit

AdjectiveEdit

globular m or f (plural globulares, comparable)

  1. spherical; globular
    Synonym: esférico

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French globulaire

AdjectiveEdit

globular m or n (feminine singular globulară, masculine plural globulari, feminine and neuter plural globulare)

  1. globular

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SpanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

globular (plural globulares)

  1. globular

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