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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sorb, sorb appleverb

    acid gritty-textured fruit

  2. sorb, take upverb

    take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption


  1. sorbnoun

    The wild service tree (Pyrus torminalis) of Europe; also, the rowan tree.

  2. sorbverb

    To absorb or adsorb

  3. Sorbnoun

    A Slavic people living in parts of East Germany.

  4. Sorbnoun

    A person belonging to this people.


  1. sorb

    Sorb refers to the process of accumulating or adsorbing gases, liquids, or dissolved substances on surfaces, particularly in the context of physical or chemical phenomena. The substance that is accumulated is called the sorbate, and the substance on which it is accumulated is the sorbent. This process is often used in various fields such as chemistry, environmental science, and material science.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sorbnoun

    the wild service tree (Pyrus torminalis) of Europe; also, the rowan tree

  2. Sorbnoun

    the fruit of these trees

  3. Etymology: [L. sorbus the tree, sorbum the fruit; cf. F. sorbe. See Service tree.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sorb

    sorb, n. the mountain-ash or service-tree.—ns. Sorb′-apple, the fruit of the service-tree; Sor′bāte, Sor′bin or Sor′bine, Sor′bite.—adj. Sor′bic, pertaining to, or from, the sorb. [Fr.,—L. sorbus.]

  2. Sorb

    sorb, n. one of a Slavonic race in Saxony and the neighbouring parts of Prussia.—Also Wend, or Lusatian Wend.—adj. Sor′bian, pertaining to the Sorbs or their language.—n. a Sorb, or the Sorbian tongue.—adj. and n. Sor′bish.

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  1. robs

  2. orbs

  3. bros

  4. bros.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sorb in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sorb in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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