orb [ôrb]
[L orbis, a circle]
1. a sphere, or globe
a) any of the celestial spheres, as the sun, moon, etc.
b) Obs. the earth
c) the orbit of a planet
3. Old Poet. the eye or eyeball
4. a small globe with a cross on top, as a symbol of royal power
5. Archaic
a) a sphere of activity; province
b) rank; status
6. Archaic a collective body; organized whole
7. Rare anything circular in form; circle
8. Astrol. the sphere of influence of a planet, star, or house
1. to form into a sphere or circle
2. Old Poet. to enclose or encircle
1. Rare to move in an orbit
2. Old Poet. to take on the shape of an orb

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