I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French orbe, from Latin orbis circle, disk, orb Date: 15th century 1. any of the concentric spheres in old astronomy surrounding the earth and carrying the celestial bodies in their revolutions 2. archaic something circular ; circle, orbit 3. a spherical body; especially a spherical celestial object 4. eye 5. a sphere surmounted by a cross symbolizing kingly power and justice II. verb Date: 1600 transitive verb 1. to form into a disk or circle 2. archaic encircle, surround, enclose intransitive verb archaic to move in an orbit

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  • Orb — ([^o]rb), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Orbed} ([^o]rbd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Orbing}.] 1. To form into an orb or circle. [Poetic] Milton. Lowell. [1913 Webster] 2. To encircle; to surround; to inclose. [Poetic] [1913 Webster] The wheels were orbed with gold …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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