Complete Definition of "orb"

English

Etymology
French orbe, from Latin orbis, circle, orb. Compare orbit.

Pronunciation
IPA: WEAE /oɹb/, UK /ÉË(r)b/
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉË(r)b|-ÉË(r)b

Noun
en-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.

Translations

trans-top|spherical body
Chinese: 天é«, 天ä½
Finnish: t+|fi|pallo
French: t-|fr|orbe|m
German: t+|de|Kugel|f
trans-mid
Greek: t+|el|ÏÏαίÏα|f|sc=Grek (sfaíra)
Japanese: t-|ja|çä½|sc=Jpan
Korean: t-|ko|ì²ì²´|sc=Hang
Spanish: t-|es|orbe|m
trans-bottom

trans-top|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
trans-mid
trans-bottom

circle <br>
See circle

orbit <br>
See orbit

period of time marked off by the revolution of a heavenly body <br>
See year

trans-top|poetic: the eye, as luminous and spherical
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|poetic: a revolving circular body; a wheel
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|sphere of action
trans-mid
trans-bottom

same as mound, a ball or globe <br>
See mound, ball, globe

Verb
en-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.

Anagrams
bor
bro
rob

References
R:1913


Catalan

Etymology
from L.|ca orbus

Adjective
ca-adj|forba|fplorbes

  1. blind

Synonyms
cec

Noun
ca-noun-m-unc

  1. a fungal disease of wheat and other cereals

Estonian

Etymology
From the same Finno-Ugric root *orpa as Finnish orpo and Hungarian árva

Noun
orb

  1. orphan

Category:Estonian nouns


Romanian

Etymology
L.|ro orbus

Adjective
ro-adj|4

  1. blind

Declension
<center>
{| style="background:#F0F0F0"

|-
! colspan"4" style"background:#b0bed3" | singular
! colspan"2" style"background:#b0bed3" | plural

|-
! rowspan"3" style"height:4em;width:6em;background:#c0cfe4" | Nom/Acc
! style="width:7em;background:#c0cfe4" |
! style="width:10em;background:#c0cfe4" | masculine & neuter
! style="width:10em;background:#c0cfe4" | feminine
! style="width:10em;background:#c0cfe4" | masculine
! style="width:10em;background:#c0cfe4" | feminine & neuter

|-
! style="background:#c0cfe4" |indefinite
| orb
| oarbÄ
| orbi
| oarbe

|-
! style="background:#c0cfe4" |definite
| orbul
| oarba
| orbii
| oarbele

|-
! rowspan"2" style"height:4em;background:#c0cfe4" | Gen/Dat
! colspan"5" style"background:#c0cfe4" | no special indefinite forms in genitive & dative cases

|-
! style="background:#c0cfe4" |definite
| orbului
| oarbei
| orbilor
| oarbelor

|}
</center>

Noun
ro-noun|plorbi|gendm

#blind man

Declension
ro-noun-m|plorbi|deforbul

el:orb
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