Orb

Definition of Orb

Pronunciation: ôrb
n.1.(Arch.) A blank window or panel.
1.
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.
- Bacon.
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.
5.The eye, as luminous and spherical.
A drop serene hath quenched their orbs.
- Milton.
6.A revolving circular body; a wheel.
The orbs
Of his fierce chariot rolled.
- Milton.
7.A sphere of action or influence.
But in our orbs we'll live so round and safe.
- Shak
8.Same as Mound, a ball or globe. See 1st Mound.
9.(Mil.) A body of soldiers drawn up in a circle, as for defense, esp. infantry to repel cavalry.
v. t.1.To form into an orb or circle.
[imp. & p. p. Orbed (ôrbd); p. pr. & vb. n. Orbing.]
2.To encircle; to surround; to inclose.
The wheels were orbed with gold.
- Addison.
v. i.1.To become round like an orb.
And orb into the perfect star.
- Tennyson.

Related Words

Aldebaran, Canicula, Dog Star, Hesper, Hesperus, Lucifer, North Star, Phosphor, Phosphorus, Polaris, Sirius, Venus, Vesper, ambit, area, arena, baby blues, bailiwick, balloon, banjo eyes, beat, bladder, blob, boll, bolus, border, borderland, bright eyes, bubble, bulb, bulbil, bulblet, cap of dignity, cap of maintenance, celestial body, circle, circuit, clear eyes, comet, cornea, coronet, crown, daystar, demesne, department, diadem, discipline, domain, dominion, ellipsoid, ermine, evening star, eye, eyeball, eyelid, field, fixed stars, geoid, globelet, globoid, globule, glomerulus, gob, gobbet, goggle eyes, great seal, heavenly body, hemisphere, iris, judicial circuit, jurisdiction, knob, knot, lamp, lens, lid, living sapphires, lodestar, march, morning star, naked eye, nictitating membrane, oblate spheroid, ocular, oculus, optic, optic nerve, orbit, orblet, organ of vision, pale, peeper, pellet, polar star, polestar, popeyes, precinct, privy seal, prolate spheroid, province, pupil, purple, purple pall, realm, regalia, retina, robe of state, rod, rod of empire, rondure, round, royal crown, saucer eyes, scepter, sclera, seal, signet, spheroid, spherule, starry host, starry orbs, stars, subdiscipline, tiara, triple plume, unaided eye, uraeus, visual organ, walk, winker
Word:

Browse

Orangeism
Orangeman
Orangeroot
Orangery
Orangetawny
Orangite
Orarian
oratio directa
Oration
Orator
Oratorial
Oratorian
oratorians
Oratorical
Oratorio
Oratorious
Oratorize
Oratory
Oratress
Oratrix
-Orb-
orb weaver
Orbate
Orbation
Orbed
Orbic
Orbicle
Orbicula
Orbicular
Orbiculate
Orbiculate leaf
Orbiculation
Orbit
Orbital
Orbital index
orbital mechanics
Orbitar
Orbitary
Orbitelae
Orbitolites
Orbitonasal
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home