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noun
  1. (astronomy) The apparent relative position of two celestial bodies when one is at an angle of 180 degrees from the other.
  2. The action of opposing or of being in conflict.
  3. An opposite or contrasting position.
  4. An opponent in some form of competition.
  5. A political party opposed to the party or government in power.
  6. In United States intellectual property law, a proceeding in which an interested party seeks to prevent the registration of a trademark or patent.
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noun
  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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  1. (rare) A period of time marked off by the revolution of a heavenly body. --Milton.
  2. (poetic) The eye, as luminous and spherical.
A drop serene hath quenched their orbs. --Milton.
  1. (poetic) A revolving circular body; a wheel.
The orbs Of his fierce chariot rolled. --Milton.
  1. (rare) A sphere of action. --Wordsworth.
But in our orbs we'll live so round and safe. --Shak
  1. Same as Mound, a ball or globe.
  2. A translucent sphere appearing in flash photography.
verb
  1. (poetic) To form into an orb or circle. --Milton. Lowell.
  2. (poetic) (transitive) To encircle; to surround; to inclose.
  3. (transitive) In the television programme/program w:Charmed, Charmed, to utilize the type of teleportation particularly associated with whitelighters.
  4. (poetic) (intransitive) To become round like an orb.

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