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- 2 Catalan
- 3 Estonian
- 4 Romanian
orb (plural orbs)
- A spherical body; a globe; especially, one of the celestial spheres; a sun, planet, or star
- 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
- A circle; especially, a circle, or nearly circular orbit, described by the revolution of a heavenly body; an orbit
- (rare) A period of time marked off by the revolution of a heavenly body.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of John Milton to this entry?)
- (poetic) The eye, as luminous and spherical
- A drop serene hath quenched their orbs. --John Milton
- (poetic) A revolving circular body; a wheel
- The orbs Of his fierce chariot rolled. --John Milton
- (rare) A sphere of action.
- A globus cruciger
- A translucent sphere appearing in flash photography
- (military) A body of soldiers drawn up in a circle, as for defence, especially infantry to repel cavalry.
mythology: transparent sphere carrying the heavenly bodies
circle — see circle
orbit — see orbit
period of time marked off by the revolution of a heavenly body — see year
poetic: a revolving circular body; a wheel
sphere of action
- (poetic) to form into an orb or circle
- (poetic, transitive) to encircle; to surround; to enclose
- The wheels were orbed with gold.
- (poetic, intransitive) to become round like an orb
orb (plural orbs)
- (architecture) A blank window or panel.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Oxf. Gloss to this entry?)
orb m (uncountable)
orb (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])
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orb 4 nom/acc forms
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declension of orb