• Orb Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A body of soldiers drawn up in a circle, as for defense, esp. infantry to repel cavalry.
  2. (n.) A blank window or panel.
  3. (n.) A sphere of action.
  4. (n.) A spherical body; a globe; especially, one of the celestial spheres; a sun, planet, or star.
  5. (n.) A circle; esp., a circle, or nearly circular orbit, described by the revolution of a heavenly body; an orbit.
  6. (v. t.) To encircle; to surround; to inclose.
  7. (n.) 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.
  8. (v. i.) To become round like an orb.
  9. (n.) The eye, as luminous and spherical.
  10. (v. t.) To form into an orb or circle.
  11. (n.) Same as Mound, a ball or globe. See lst Mound.
  12. (n.) A period of time marked off by the revolution of a heavenly body.
  13. (n.) A revolving circular body; a wheel.

Ball, Eyeball, Globe,

• Orbit Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The path described by a heavenly body in its periodical revolution around another body; as, the orbit of Jupiter, of the earth, of the moon.
  2. (n.) An orb or ball.
  3. (n.) The skin which surrounds the eye of a bird.
  4. (n.) The cavity or socket of the skull in which the eye and its appendages are situated.

Ambit, Area, Arena, Compass, Domain, Field, Range, Reach, Revolve, Scope, Sphere,

• Orbituary Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) Orbital.