What does orb mean?

Definitions for orbɔrb

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eyeball, orb(noun)

    the ball-shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eye

  2. ball, globe, orb(verb)

    an object with a spherical shape

    "a ball of fire"

  3. orb, orbit, revolve(verb)

    move in an orbit

    "The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The planets are orbiting the sun"; "electrons orbit the nucleus"


  1. orb(Noun)

    A spherical body; a globe; especially, one of the celestial spheres; a sun, planet, or star

  2. orb(Noun)

    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

  3. orb(Noun)

    A circle; especially, a circle, or nearly circular orbit, described by the revolution of a heavenly body; an orbit

  4. orb(Noun)

    A period of time marked off by the revolution of a heavenly body. --John Milton

  5. orb(Noun)

    The eye, as luminous and spherical

    A drop serene hath quenched their orbs. --John Milton

  6. orb(Noun)

    A revolving circular body; a wheel

    The orbs Of his fierce chariot rolled. --John Milton

  7. orb(Noun)

    A sphere of action. --William Wordsworth

    But in our orbs we'll live so round and safe. --Shakespeare

  8. orb(Noun)

    A globus cruciger

  9. orb(Noun)

    A translucent sphere appearing in flash photography

  10. orb(Verb)

    to form into an orb or circle

  11. orb(Verb)

    to encircle; to surround; to inclose

  12. orb(Verb)

    to become round like an orb

  13. Origin: orbe, from orbis. Compare orbit.


  1. Orb

    Orb is freeware streaming software that enables users to remotely access all their personal digital media files including pictures, music, videos and television. It can be used from any Internet-enabled device, including laptops, pocket PC, smartphones, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii video game consoles. It is now edited and controlled by Oakland, California based Orb Networks.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Orb

    orb, adj. (obs.) bereft, esp. of children. [L. orbus.]

  2. Orb

    orb, n. a circle: a sphere: a celestial body: a wheel: any rolling body: the eye: (archit.) a blank window or panel: the globe forming part of regalia, the monde or mound: the space within which the astrological influence of a planet operates.—v.t. to surround: to form into an orb.—adjs. Or′bate; Orbed, in the form of an orb; circular; Orbic′ular, having the form of an orb or sphere: spherical: round.—n. Orbiculā′ris, a muscle surrounding an opening.—adv. Orbic′ularly.—n. Orbic′ularness.—adjs. Orbic′ulate, -d, made in the form of an orb.—n. Orbiculā′tion.—adj. Or′by, orbed. [L. orbis, circle.]

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  1. ORB

    What does ORB stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the ORB acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

Anagrams for orb »

  1. rob, Rob

  2. bro

  3. bor

  4. Rob


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of orb in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of orb in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lynton Crosby:

    All the signs of ORB’s latest and final poll point to a referendum that will truly come down to the wire.

  2. Elizabeth Barrett Browning:

    Think, In mounting higher, The angels would press on us, and aspire To drop some golden orb of perfect song Into our deep, dear silence.

Images & Illustrations of orb

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