Buzz word used by today's large American employers in years 2009+, where jobs and industry are being offshored or moved overseas.

Basically this is an early warning to employees, and it stands for

Gonna Lay Off Buttloads And Lie

Make preparations in advance after hearing this word! There will soon be alot less people working at the company, and likely one of them is YOU.
Manager: "ComTech is moving toward becoming a GLOBAL corporation."

Manager: "We have started a new GLOBAL hiring initiative."
by Sir Rutherford January 28, 2011
Synonym for Successful. Achieving success with style and elegance on any scale.

Individuals who are GLOBAL tend to feel like they're destined to be successful or can see themselves being successful. GLOBAL is when achieving success becomes a lifestyle.
MS: Yo, F£MY's new song is too lit!!
T: Trust me, he's going GLOBAL for sure!
by thecoziestboi January 27, 2019
In a nutshell, the integration and exchange of ideas and goods globally. Hence the name, globalization. It benefits the middle class and especially the rich and powerful, but has hurt the poor and powerless.
Question: What Is The Truest Definition Of Globalization?

Answer: Princess Diana's death.

Question: How come?

Answer: An English princess with an Egyptian boyfriend crashes in a French tunnel, while in a German car with a Dutch engine, driven by a Belgian who was drunk on Scottish whisky, followed closely by Italian Paparazzi on Japanese motorcycles; treated by an American doctor using Brazilian medicines.

This is sent to you by an American, using Bill Gates's technology, and you're probably reading this on a computer that uses Taiwanese chips, and a Korean monitor, assembled by Bangladeshi workers in a Singapore plant, transported by Indian lorry-drivers, hijacked by Indonesians, unloaded by Sicilian longshoremen, and trucked to you by Mexican illegals.
by a5678 April 11, 2005
A used as an antonym to nationalism, but seldom by purported "globalists," to describe any ideology opposite to nationalism. It's exact meaning, however, varies depending on who you ask among the following:

1. An ideology which broadly supports free trade, international markets, and freer movement of capital and people.

2. An ideology which supports divesting power from national institutions into international institutions or multinational agreements. Examples include the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, European Union, the Eurozone, the United Nations, as well as agreements such as the Montreal Protocol, the Iran Nuclear Deal, or the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

3. An ideology secretly pushed by George Soros in an attempt to impose global dictatorship, strip citizens of sovereign nations of rights, take your firearms, track you with vaccines, flood a county near you with Islamofascist Mexican cartel refugees, and establish a new world order. If you belief this, my male vitality supplements are 50% off.
1. The Liberal Party has turned to globalism through its commitment to bilateral trade agreements.
2. Globalism seriously threatens our national sovereignty.
3. The proponents of globalism are poisoning the water to make your frogs gay.
by areallylongpseudonym February 10, 2021
Globalization is the inter-dependence of nations on one anothers' goods, resulting in a global economy. One may argue that such has occurred since civilization began, with the thing we know as commerce, but that is more wrong than right.

There are perks of globalization, such as:
- The ability to travel internationally easier.
- A wide variety of goods, differing in quality and price dramatically.
- Forced peace between inter-dependent nations, which results in less war.
- More universal measurement, arithmetic, and language, making it easier for people to communicate internationally.

Of course, globalization has serious draw-backs, too:
- If one economy declines, the rest do, too. This is much like a farmer using one variant of one crop, which will result in the destruction of most of his crop, if a bad disease hits.
- If a universal currency is not used, some, smaller nations will have disadvantages in trade.
- If one nation so chooses to withdraw from the global economy, the entire thing could collapse.
- Those countries that offer less valuable products than others will get fucked over.
- The richer nations profit more than the smaller ones.
I, personally, do not advocate globalization.
by Amerikaner August 26, 2006
Descriptive of a once quality product or respected brand which has been outsourced to low-wage suppliers that now produce inferior copies of the original.
Levi's were great before they were globalized.
by barkal December 15, 2013
This term comes from the video game World of Warcraft. To "global" someone means to kill them almost instantly, in the space of one global cooldown (about 1 to 1.5 seconds).
by vurt August 3, 2012