verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of orb
Examples from the Web for orb
Contemporary Examples of orb
Unbeknownst to him, the orb contains an Infinity Stone, which holds within it the power to destroy entire planets.
Guardians centers on Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), an intergalactic smuggler who swipes an orb.
Quite frankly, the custom made Sealegs craft knocks the spots off the orb he got given by the Pope the other day.George's Awesome Gift
April 11, 2014
Imagine an orb of ice in the sky, drifting toward a white kingdom.This Week’s Hot Reads: Feb. 7, 2012
February 8, 2012
Historical Examples of orb
The ray which appears in the dazzled eye should not be represented.with the orb.Modern Painters Volume I (of V)
Looking into the orb of light, he sees nothing, but he is warmed and elevated.The Republic
The deepening of the cloud is essentially necessary to the redness of the orb.The Storm-Cloud of the Nineteenth Century
Yet, between the orb of the moon and my box, there was some obstruction.The Five Jars
Montague Rhodes James
One-Eye aimed his one orb at Big Tom as if it were a bullet.The Rich Little Poor Boy
Word Origin for orb
mid-15c., "sphere, globe, something spherical or circular," from Old French orbe "orb, globe" (13c.) and directly from Latin orbem (nominative orbis) "circle, disk, ring, hoop, orbit," probably related to orbita "wheel track, rut," of unknown origin. Watkins suggests a connection with the root of orchid.
A three-dimensional extension of a word originally describing two-dimensional shapes. Astronomical sense is in reference to the hollow spheres that carried the planets and stars in the Ptolemaic system. As a verb from c.1600. Orb weaver spider is first recorded 1889.