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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.]
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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]
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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.
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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.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
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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
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orb

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

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

orb

[ɔːb] N (= sphere) → esfera f, globo m; (in regalia) → orbe m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

orb

[ˈɔːrb] norbe m
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orb

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

[ɔːb] n
1. (frm) (sphere) → orbe m (liter) (celestial body) → astro
2. (in regalia) → globo (simbolo del potere reale e imperiale)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Notable new SCA4 core features include lightweight components, profiles, static ports, push model registration, intra-application connectivity and Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) neutrality as depicted in Figure 2.
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Software relies on CORBA norm (Common Object Request Broker Architecture), the architecture of the distributed object allowing visualization, interaction (exchange) and annotation (figure 1).
ORBexpress RT is a real-time Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) product.
("Three-tiered," they called it, with the back-end data servers, the Web application, and the Web browser making up the tiers.) Then there were the programmers, excited about switching over to object-oriented code and distributed object applications with standards like CORBA (common object request broker architecture, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CORBA).
SOA--the newest buzzword for making processes more flexible--has been around since at least 1989, when Object Management Group released Common Object Request Broker Architecture, commonly known as CORBA.
Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA), on the other hand, is a standard developed by the Object Management Group (OMG), which allows communication between objects that are written in different programming languages.
CORBA, the Common Object Request Broker Architecture, provides an object- based approach for distributing computing in a platform-independent, language- independent way, in the 1990s, CORBAs main competitor was Microsoft's DCOM.
The Dublin, Ireland-based company has been attempting to make the transition from an object request broker (ORB) company to a provider of what it calls rapid integration software, built on a web services foundation.

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