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ogress Tweet Definition of ogress Like Definition of ogress on Facebook
noun 
  1. A female ogre
  2. (heraldiccharge) A roundel sable.
     
orb Tweet Definition of orb Like Definition of orb on Facebook
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.
     
orle Tweet Definition of orle Like Definition of orle on Facebook
noun 
  1. (heraldry) A bordure which runs around the outline of a shield without touching the edge.
  • 1819: In his hand he bore that singular "abacus", or staff of office, with which Templars are usually represented, having at the upper end a round plate, on which was engraved the cross of the Order, inscribed within a circle or , as heralds term it. " Walter Scott, Ivanhoe
     
overt Tweet Definition of overt Like Definition of overt on Facebook
adjective 
  1. Open and not secret or concealed.
     

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