sorb

1
[ sawrb ]
/ sɔrb /
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noun

a European tree, Sorbus domestica.
Also called sorb apple. the fruit of this tree.

Origin of sorb

1
1520–30; < Latin sorbum serviceberry and sorbus service tree
Related formssorb·ic, adjective

Definition for sorb (2 of 3)

sorb

2
[ sawrb ]
/ sɔrb /

verb (used with object) Chemistry.

to gather on a surface either by absorption, adsorption, or a combination of the two processes.

Origin of sorb

2
1905–10; extracted from absorb and adsorb
Related formssorb·a·ble, adjectivesorb·a·bil·i·ty, noun

Definition for sorb (3 of 3)

Sorb

[ sawrb ]
/ sɔrb /

noun

a Wend.

Origin of Sorb

1835–45; < German Sorbe ≪ Lusatian serbje, serbjo
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British Dictionary definitions for sorb (1 of 2)

sorb

/ (sɔːb) /

noun

another name for service tree (def. 1)
any of various related trees, esp the mountain ash
Also called: sorb apple the fruit of any of these trees
Derived Formssorbic, adjective

Word Origin for sorb

C16: from Latin sorbus the sorb, service tree

British Dictionary definitions for sorb (2 of 2)

Sorb

/ (sɔːb) /

noun

a member of a Slavonic people living chiefly in the rural areas of E Germany between the upper reaches of the Oder and Elbe rivers (Lusatia)Also called: Wend, Lusatian
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