WOTW: global

| - Tim Lake |

triplo word of the week - global

“Global” is an adjective with one main meaning and one related meaning. Let’s find out what it means and how to use it.


The meaning of the adjective “global” is worldwide or relating to the whole world.


+ Think global, act local.

+ Recently, there has been a downturn in the global economy.

+ The world wide web has a global reach and allows people to connect across borders.

+ COVID-19 has been a global health emergency.

+ The conflict is having a global impact.

+ Companies want to be part of the global marketplace.

+ The recent changes in the climate have been rapid and global in extent. 


The related meaning of the adjective “global” is something that includes the whole of something or all of a group of things.


+ We need global data to see the long-term changes.

+ Measurements taken from different places give us a global picture of the changes.

+ We try to give the students a global picture of the subject before looking at the details.

+ Our entire global division was scrapped.

+ You need to get a global picture of modern art, not just the local scene.


The pronunciation is /ˈɡləʊbl/.


This word is in the New General Service List, a list of the 3,000 most common words in English communication. You can get the full list on our website by clicking here.


この単語は、英語で最もよく使われる3,000の単語のリストであるNew General Service Listからのものです。完全なリストはこちらから。