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Meaning of ORB

Pronunciation:  orb

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  1. [n]  the ball-shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eye
  2. [n]  an object with a spherical shape; "a ball of fire"

ORB is a 3 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: ball, eyeball, globe
 See Also: bolus, camphor ball, capsule, crystal ball, eye, fireball, globule, mothball, oculus, optic, peeper, pellet, sphere, spherule, time-ball



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Orb\, n. [OF. orb blind, fr. L. orbus destitute.] (Arch.)
    A blank window or panel. [Obs.] --Oxf. Gloss.
  2. \Orb\, n. [F. orbe, fr. L. orbis circle, orb. Cf. {Orbit}.]
    1. A spherical body; a globe; especially, one of the
       celestial spheres; a sun, planet, or star.
             In the small orb of one particular tear. --Shak.
             Whether the prime orb, Incredible how swift, had
             thither rolled.                       --Milton.
    2. 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. A circle; esp., a circle, or nearly circular orbit,
       described by the revolution of a heavenly body; an orbit.
             The schoolmen were like astronomers, which did feign
             eccentrics, and epicycles, and such engines of orbs.
             You seem to me as Dian in her orb.    --Shak.
             In orbs Of circuit inexpressible they stood, Orb
             within orb.                           --Milton.
    4. A period of time marked off by the revolution of a
       heavenly body. [R.] --Milton.
    5. The eye, as luminous and spherical. [Poetic]
             A drop serene hath quenched their orbs. --Milton.
    6. A revolving circular body; a wheel. [Poetic]
             The orbs Of his fierce chariot rolled. --Milton.
    7. A sphere of action. [R.] --Wordsworth.
             But in our orbs we'll live so round and safe. --Shak
    8. Same as {Mound}, a ball or globe. See lst {Mound}.
    9. (Mil.) A body of soldiers drawn up in a circle, as for
       defense, esp. infantry to repel cavalry.
    Syn: Globe; ball; sphere. See {Globe}.
  3. \Orb\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Orbed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To form into an orb or circle. [Poetic] --Milton. Lowell.
    2. To encircle; to surround; to inclose. [Poetic]
             The wheels were orbed with gold.      --Addison.
  4. \Orb\, v. i.
    To become round like an orb. [Poetic]
          And orb into the perfect star.           --Tennyson.
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