Definitions for orbɔrb
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a sphere or globe.
the eyeball or eye.
any of the heavenly bodies.
a sphere bearing a cross as emblem of sovereignty and justice.
any of the hollow concentric spheres that in pre-Copernican astronomy were thought to surround the earth and carry the planets and stars.
Archaic. a circle or something circular. the earth.
(v.t.)to form into a circle or sphere.
Archaic. to encircle; enclose.
(v.i.)to move in an orbit.
Origin of orb:
1520–30; < L orbis circle, disk, orb
the ball-shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eye
ball, globe, orb(verb)
an object with a spherical shape
"a ball of fire"
orb, orbit, revolve(verb)
move in an orbit
"The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The planets are orbiting the sun"; "electrons orbit the nucleus"
A spherical body; a globe; especially, one of the celestial spheres; a sun, planet, or star
One of the azure transparent spheres conceived by the ancients to be inclosed one within another, and to carry the heavenly bodies in their revolutions
A circle; especially, a circle, or nearly circular orbit, described by the revolution of a heavenly body; an orbit
A period of time marked off by the revolution of a heavenly body. --John Milton
The eye, as luminous and spherical
A drop serene hath quenched their orbs. --John Milton
A revolving circular body; a wheel
The orbs Of his fierce chariot rolled. --John Milton
A sphere of action. --William Wordsworth
But in our orbs we'll live so round and safe. --Shakespeare
A globus cruciger
A translucent sphere appearing in flash photography
to form into an orb or circle
to encircle; to surround; to inclose
to become round like an orb
Origin: orbe, from orbis. Compare orbit.
Translations for orb
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
not able to see
a blind man.
- cegoPortuguese (BR)
- עִוֵר ,עִיווֵרHebrew
- akls; neredzīgsLatvian
- ړوند ، نه لیدونکیPashto
- kör, görmez, âmâTurkish
- 瞎的Chinese (Trad.)
- نابینا ، اندھاUrdu
- 瞎的Chinese (Simp.)
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