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Is orb a Scrabble UK word?

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3 letters words from 'orb'

BOR 5BRO 5
ORB 5ROB 5

2 letters words from 'orb'

BO 4OB 4
OR 2 

All 3 letters words made out of orb

orb rob obr bor rbo bro

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Definitions and meaning of orb

orb

Pronunciation

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

Etymology 1

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

Noun

orb (plural orbs)

  1. A spherical body; a globe; 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. A circle; especially, a circle, or nearly circular orbit, described by the revolution of a heavenly body; an orbit
    • 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) A period of time marked off by the revolution of a heavenly body.
  5. (poetic) The eye, as luminous and spherical
  6. (poetic) A revolving circular body; 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.
Synonyms
  • (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
Translations

same as mound, a ball or globe
See mound, ball, globe

Verb

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.
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  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).

Noun

orb (plural orbs)

  1. (architecture) A blank window or panel.
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References

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

Anagrams

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

Catalan

Etymology

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).

Pronunciation

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

Adjective

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

  1. blind

Synonyms

  • cec

Noun

orb m (uncountable)

  1. a fungal disease of wheat and other cereals

Estonian

Etymology

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

Noun

orb (genitive orvu, partitive orbu)

  1. orphan

Declension


Romanian

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /orb/

Adjective

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

  1. blind

Declension

Noun

orb m (plural orbi, feminine equivalent oarbă)

  1. blind man

Declension

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)