Synonyms for orb

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The ray which appears in the dazzled eye should not be represented.with the orb.

Looking into the orb of light, he sees nothing, but he is warmed and elevated.

The deepening of the cloud is essentially necessary to the redness of the orb.

Yet, between the orb of the moon and my box, there was some obstruction.

One-Eye aimed his one orb at Big Tom as if it were a bullet.

Besides these symbols is delineated in each compartment an orb of heaven.

Foolery, sir, does walk about the orb like the sun; it shines everywhere.

He alludes to the appearance of a face in the orb of the moon.

The rays that had gilded him had gone back to the orb that lent.

That orb is of a sinister appearance, but to do it justice it looks heated.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "sphere, globe, something spherical or circular," from Old French orbe "orb, globe" (13c.) and directly from Latin orbem (nominative orbis) "circle, disk, ring, hoop, orbit," probably related to orbita "wheel track, rut," of unknown origin. Watkins suggests a connection with the root of orchid.

A three-dimensional extension of a word originally describing two-dimensional shapes. Astronomical sense is in reference to the hollow spheres that carried the planets and stars in the Ptolemaic system. As a verb from c.1600. Orb weaver spider is first recorded 1889.

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ball

nounglobe, sphere

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nounvariable star that suddenly erupts
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