HyperDic: orb

English > 3 senses of the word orb:
NOUNbodyorb, eyeballthe ball-shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eye
shapeorb, ball, globean object with a spherical shape
VERBmotionorb, orbit, revolvemove in an orbit
orb > pronunciation
Soundsao'rb
Rhymesabsorb ... reabsorb: 3 rhymes with aorb...
English > orb: 3 senses > noun 1, body
MeaningThe ball-shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eye.
Synonymeyeball
Part ofeye, oculus, opticThe organ of sight
BroadercapsuleA structure that encloses a body part
Spanishglobo del ojo, globo ocular
Catalanglobus de l'ull
English > orb: 3 senses > noun 2, shape
MeaningAn object with a spherical shape.
Synonymsball, globe
NarrowerbolusA small round soft mass (as of chewed food)
crystal ballA glass or crystal globe used in crystal gazing by fortunetellers
fireballThe luminous center of a nuclear explosion
fireballA ball of fire / fire (such as the sun or a ball-shaped discharge of lightning)
globuleA small globe or ball
mothball, camphor ballA small sphere of camphor or naphthalene used to keep moths away from stored clothing
pelletA small sphere
spheruleA small sphere
time-ballA ball that slides down a staff to show a fixed time
BroadersphereA solid figure bounded by a spherical surface (including the space it encloses)
Spanishbola, esfera, orbe
Catalanbola
English > orb: 3 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove in an orbit.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "The moon orbits around the Earth"
  • "The planets are orbiting the sun"
  • "electrons orbit the nucleus"
Synonymsorbit, revolve
NarrowerretrogradeMove backward in an orbit, of celestial bodies
BroadercircleMove in circles
Spanishdar vueltas, girar, orbitar, rotar
Catalangirar, orbitar, rotar

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