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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 orb /ˈɔrb/
 球,天體,圓形物(vt.)弄圓,成球形,圍著

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Orb n.  Arch. A blank window or panel. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Orb, n.
 1. A spherical body; a globe; especially, one of the celestial spheres; a sun, planet, or star.
    In the small orb of one particular tear.   --Shak.
 Whether the prime orb,
 Incredible how swift, had thither rolled.   --Milton.
 2. One of the azure transparent spheres conceived by the ancients to be inclosed one within another, and to carry the heavenly bodies in their revolutions.
 3. A circle; esp., a circle, or nearly circular orbit, described by the revolution of a heavenly body; an orbit.
    The schoolmen were like astronomers, which did feign eccentrics, and epicycles, and such engines of orbs.   --Bacon.
    You seem to me as Dian in her orb.   --Shak.
 In orbs
 Of circuit inexpressible they stood,
 Orb within orb.   --Milton.
 4. A period of time marked off by the revolution of a heavenly body. [R.]
 5. The eye, as luminous and spherical. [Poetic]
    A drop serene hath quenched their orbs.   --Milton.
 6. A revolving circular body; a wheel. [Poetic]
 The orbs
 Of his fierce chariot rolled.   --Milton.
 7. A sphere of action or influence.
    But in our orbs we'll live so round and safe.   --Shak
 8. Same as Mound, a ball or globe.  See 1st Mound.
 9. Mil. A body of soldiers drawn up in a circle, as for defense, esp. infantry to repel cavalry.
 Syn: -- Globe; ball; sphere. See Globe.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Orb v. t. [imp. & p. p. Orbed p. pr. & vb. n. Orbing.]
 1. To form into an orb or circle. [Poetic]
 2. To encircle; to surround; to inclose. [Poetic]
    The wheels were orbed with gold.   --Addison.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Orb, v. i. To become round like an orb. [Poetic]
    And orb into the perfect star.   --Tennyson.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 orb
      n 1: the ball-shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eye [syn:
           eyeball]
      2: an object with a spherical shape; "a ball of fire" [syn: ball,
          globe]