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OR 2 

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orb rob obr bor rbo bro

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  • (US) IPA(key): /oɹb/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɔː(ɹ)b/
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(r)b

Etymology 1

From Middle English orbe, from Old French orbe, from Latin orbis (circle, orb). Compare orbit.


orb (plural orbs)

  1. A spherical body; a sphere, especially one of the celestial spheres; a sun, planet, or star
    • 1609, William Shakespeare, A Lover's Complaint
      In the small orb of one particular tear.
  2. One of the azure transparent spheres conceived by the ancients to be enclosed one within another, and to carry the heavenly bodies in their revolutions
  3. An orbit of an heavenly body
    • 1612, Francis Bacon, Essayes or Counsels, Civill and Morall, "Of Superstition"
      The schoolmen were like astronomers, which did feign eccentrics, and epicycles, and such engines of orbs.
  4. (rare) The time period of an orbit
  5. (poetic) The eye, seen as a luminous and spherical entity
  6. (poetic) Any revolving circular body, such as a wheel
  7. (rare) A sphere of action.
    • 1815, William Wordsworth, "Essay, Supplementary to the Preface"
      By what fatality the orb of my genius [] acts upon these men like the moon upon a certain description of patients, it would be irksome to inquire
    • 1609, William Shakespeare, Pericles, Prince of Tyre Act 1 Scene 2
      But in our orbs we'll live so round and safe.
  8. A globus cruciger; a ceremonial sphere used to represent royal power
  9. A translucent sphere appearing in flash photography (Orb (optics))
  10. (military) A body of soldiers drawn up in a circle, as for defence, especially infantry to repel cavalry.
  • (spherical body): ball, globe, sphere
  • (circle): circle, orbit
  • (a period of time): See Thesaurus:year
  • (an eye): See Thesaurus:eye
  • (revolving circular body): roller, wheel
  • (sphere of action): area, domain, field, province
  • (monarch's ceremonial sphere): globe, globus cruciger, mound, orb
  • (military formation): globe


orb (third-person singular simple present orbs, present participle orbing, simple past and past participle orbed)

  1. (poetic, transitive) To form into an orb or circle.
    • 1842, James Russell Lowell, sonnet
      a full-orbed sun
  2. (poetic, intransitive) To become round like an orb.
  3. (poetic, transitive) To encircle; to surround; to enclose.
    • 1717, Joseph Addison, Metamorphoses
      The wheels were orbed with gold.

Etymology 2

From Old French orb (blind), from Latin orbus (destitute).


orb (plural orbs)

  1. (architecture) A blank window or panel.
    • 1845, Robert Willis, The Architectural History of Canterbury Cathedral
      small blank windows or panels, for in later times such panels were called orbs, blind windows


  • orb in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.


  • BOR, Bor, Bor., ROB, Rob, bor, bro, bro., rob


Alternative forms

  • orbu


From Latin orbus. Compare Romanian orb.


orb m (feminine singular orbe, masculine plural orghi, feminine plural orbi)

  1. blind
  2. (figuratively) ignorant
  3. (figuratively) uncultivated, unrefined, uncivilized

Related terms

  • urbari
  • urbiatse

See also

  • chior



From Old Occitan (compare Occitan òrb), from Latin orbus (ab oculīs) (literally deprived of eyes) (compare Italian orbo, Romanian orb, French aveugle from the other half of the idiom), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃órbʰos (orphan).


  • (Balearic, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈɔɾp/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈɔrp/


orb (feminine orba, masculine plural orbs, feminine plural orbes)

  1. blind


  • cec


orb m (uncountable)

  1. a fungal disease of wheat and other cereals



Borrowed from Finnish orpo, from Proto-Finno-Ugric *orpa, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *arbha-s. Cognate with Hungarian árva.


orb (genitive orvu, partitive orbu)

  1. orphan




From Latin orbus, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃órbʰos (orphan). Compare Italian orbo.


  • IPA(key): /orb/


orb m or n (feminine singular oarbă, masculine plural orbi, feminine and neuter plural oarbe)

  1. blind



orb m (plural orbi, feminine equivalent oarbă)

  1. blind man


Derived terms

  • orbeț
  • orbi

Related terms

  • orbecăi

See also

  • chior
  • mut
  • surd
  • vedea

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to form into a sphere.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)