orb: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ôrb), [key]
— n.
  1. a sphere or globe: a Christmas tree hung with brightly colored orbs.
  2. the eyeball or eye: He looks with blind orbs on an indifferent world.
  3. any of the heavenly bodies, as the sun or moon: He lay on the grass, warmed by that orb of day, the sun.
  4. a globe bearing a cross; the mound or emblem of sovereignty, esp. as part of the regalia of England.
  5. the number of degrees from exactness within which an aspect operates.
  6. a circle or something circular.
  7. (formerly) the orbit of a heavenly body.
  8. the earth.
  1. to form into a circle or sphere.
  2. to encircle; enclose.
  1. to move in an orbit.
  2. to form into an orb or globe; round out.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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