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Definition of orb, meaning of orb




orb (plural orbs)

  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; especially, 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. --Bacon.
    You seem to me as Dian in her orb. --Shak.
    In orbs Of circuit inexpressible they stood, Orb within orb. --Milton.
  4. (rare) A period of time marked off by the revolution of a heavenly body. --Milton.
  5. (poetic) The eye, as luminous and spherical.
    A drop serene hath quenched their orbs. --Milton.
  6. (poetic) A revolving circular body; a wheel.
    The orbs Of his fierce chariot rolled. --Milton.
  7. (rare) A sphere of action. --Wordsworth.
    But in our orbs we"ll live so round and safe. --Shak
  8. Same as Mound, a ball or globe.
  9. A translucent sphere appearing in digital flash photography, with no scientific explanation.

3 letters in word "orb": B O R.

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