verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- orb weaver,
- orbicular muscle of eye,
- orbicular muscle of mouth,
- orbicular zone
Origin of orb
Examples from the Web for 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.
Contemplate Ra within his Ark, and do thou propitiate his orb daily.
In two seconds the orb of day appears, casting a flood of fiery light on the waves.The Ghost-Seer (or The Apparitionist), and Sport of Destiny|Friedrich Schiller
It was leveled at the moon, or, rather, arranged to have that orb in its focus at the time.The Lincoln Story Book|Henry L. Williams
When Selene re-enters her orb, she will not disquiet herself about the disorders of its interregnum.Hypolympia|Edmund Gosse
Thats the seventh Orb of things, though broken and not filling all as the other do.Democritus Platonissans|Henry More
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.