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orb

 (ôrb)
n.
1. A sphere or spherical object.
2.
a. A celestial body, such as the sun or moon.
b. Archaic The earth.
3. One of a series of concentric transparent spheres thought by ancient and medieval astronomers to rotate about the earth and carry the celestial bodies.
4. A globe surmounted by a cross, used as a symbol of monarchial power and justice.
5. An eye or eyeball.
6. Archaic Something of circular form; a circle or orbit.
v. orbed, orb·ing, orbs
v.tr.
1. To shape into a circle or sphere.
2. Archaic To encircle; enclose.
v.intr. Archaic
To move in an orbit.

[Middle English orbe, orbit, from Old French, from Latin orbis, circle, disk, orbit; see orbh- in Indo-European roots.]

orb

(ɔːb)
n
1. (Heraldry) (in royal regalia) an ornamental sphere surmounted by a cross, representing the power of a sovereign
2. a sphere; globe
3. poetic another word for eye1
4. (Astronomy) obsolete or poetic
a. a celestial body, esp the earth or sun
b. the orbit of a celestial body
5. an archaic word for circle
vb
6. to make or become circular or spherical
7. (tr) an archaic word for encircle
[C16: from Latin orbis circle, disc]

orb

(ɔrb)

n.
1. a sphere or globe.
2. the eyeball or eye.
3. any of the heavenly bodies.
4. a sphere bearing a cross as emblem of sovereignty and justice.
5. any of the hollow concentric spheres that in pre-Copernican astronomy were thought to surround the earth and carry the planets and stars.
6. Archaic.
a. a circle or something circular.
b. the earth.
v.t.
7. to form into a circle or sphere.
8. Archaic. to encircle; enclose.
v.i.
9. to move in an orbit.
[1520–30; < Latin orbis circle, disk, orb]
orb′less, adj.

Orb

 a collective whole; a circle of things or people. See also ball, globe, sphere.
Examples: orb of order and form, 1603; of soldiers; of witnesses, 1866.

orb


Past participle: orbed
Gerund: orbing

Imperative
orb
orb
Present
I orb
you orb
he/she/it orbs
we orb
you orb
they orb
Preterite
I orbed
you orbed
he/she/it orbed
we orbed
you orbed
they orbed
Present Continuous
I am orbing
you are orbing
he/she/it is orbing
we are orbing
you are orbing
they are orbing
Present Perfect
I have orbed
you have orbed
he/she/it has orbed
we have orbed
you have orbed
they have orbed
Past Continuous
I was orbing
you were orbing
he/she/it was orbing
we were orbing
you were orbing
they were orbing
Past Perfect
I had orbed
you had orbed
he/she/it had orbed
we had orbed
you had orbed
they had orbed
Future
I will orb
you will orb
he/she/it will orb
we will orb
you will orb
they will orb
Future Perfect
I will have orbed
you will have orbed
he/she/it will have orbed
we will have orbed
you will have orbed
they will have orbed
Future Continuous
I will be orbing
you will be orbing
he/she/it will be orbing
we will be orbing
you will be orbing
they will be orbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been orbing
you have been orbing
he/she/it has been orbing
we have been orbing
you have been orbing
they have been orbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been orbing
you will have been orbing
he/she/it will have been orbing
we will have been orbing
you will have been orbing
they will have been orbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been orbing
you had been orbing
he/she/it had been orbing
we had been orbing
you had been orbing
they had been orbing
Conditional
I would orb
you would orb
he/she/it would orb
we would orb
you would orb
they would orb
Past Conditional
I would have orbed
you would have orbed
he/she/it would have orbed
we would have orbed
you would have orbed
they would have orbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.orb - the ball-shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eyeorb - the ball-shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eye
eye, oculus, optic - the organ of sight
capsule - a structure that encloses a body part
2.orb - an object with a spherical shapeorb - an object with a spherical shape; "a ball of fire"
crystal ball - a glass or crystal globe used in crystal gazing by fortunetellers
camphor ball, mothball - a small sphere of camphor or naphthalene used to keep moths away from stored clothing
time-ball - a ball that slides down a staff to show a fixed time; especially at an observatory
fireball - the luminous center of a nuclear explosion
fireball - a ball of fire (such as the sun or a ball-shaped discharge of lightning)
globule - a small globe or ball
sphere - a solid figure bounded by a spherical surface (including the space it encloses)
spherule - a small sphere
pellet - a small sphere
bolus - a small round soft mass (as of chewed food)
Verb1.orb - move in an orbit; "The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The planets are orbiting the sun"; "electrons orbit the nucleus"
retrograde - move backward in an orbit, of celestial bodies
circle, circulate - move in circles

orb

noun sphere, ball, circle, globe, round The moon's orb shone high in the sky.

orb

noun
1. An organ of vision:
2. Archaic. A closed plane curve everywhere equidistant from a fixed point or something shaped like this:
Translations
pallo
球体
천체

orb

[ɔːb] N (= sphere) → esfera f, globo m; (in regalia) → orbe m

orb

[ˈɔːrb] norbe m

orb

n
(poet)Ball m; (= star)Gestirn nt (geh); (= eye)Auge nt
(of sovereignty)Reichsapfel m

orb

[ɔːb] n
1. (frm) (sphere) → orbe m (liter) (celestial body) → astro
2. (in regalia) → globo (simbolo del potere reale e imperiale)
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