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  • IPA(key): /ˈɡləʊm/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -əʊm

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin glomus (a ball). Compare globe.


glome (plural glomes)

  1. (anatomy) One of the two prominences at the posterior extremity of the frog of a horse's foot.
  2. (botany) A globular head of flowers.
  3. (geometry) A hypersphere in 4-dimensional Euclidean space defined as the set of all points that are at a given distance from a given point, also called a 3-sphere.

Etymology 2[edit]


glome (third-person singular simple present glomes, present participle gloming, simple past and past participle glomed)

  1. (obsolete) To look gloomy, morose, or sullen.
    • a. 1547, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, Praise of Mean and Constant Estate:
      Not with loathsome muck as a den unclean,
      Nor palace like, whereat disdain may glome



  1. (obsolete) gloom

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “glome”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)