District vs Orb - What's the difference?

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District is a related term of orb.

As a proper noun district

is (with determiner|informal) the district of columbia, the federal district of the united states.

As an initialism orb is

(software engineering).



(en noun)
  • An administrative division of an area.
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    the Soho district of London
  • An area or region marked by some distinguishing feature.
  • the Lake District in Cumbria
  • (UK) An administrative division of a county without the status of a borough.
  • South Oxfordshire District Council

    Derived terms

    * congressional district * districthood * electoral district * school district


    (en verb)
  • To divide into administrative or other s.
  • Derived terms

    * redistrict


    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) rigorous; stringent; harsh
  • * Foxe
  • punishing with the rod of district severity



    Etymology 1

    (etyl) orbe, from (etyl) . Compare orbit .


    (en noun)
  • A spherical body; a globe; especially, one of the celestial spheres; a sun, planet, or star
  • In the small orb of one particular tear. --
    Whether the prime orb, Incredible how swift, had thither rolled. --
  • 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
  • A circle; especially, 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. --
    In orbs Of circuit inexpressible they stood, Orb within orb. --
  • (rare) A period of time marked off by the revolution of a heavenly body.
  • (John Milton)
  • (poetic) The eye, as luminous and spherical
  • A drop serene hath quenched their orbs. --
  • (poetic) A revolving circular body; a wheel
  • The orbs Of his fierce chariot rolled. --
  • (rare) A sphere of action.
  • (William Wordsworth)
    But in our orbs we'll live so round and safe. --
  • A globus cruciger
  • A translucent sphere appearing in flash photography
  • (military) A body of soldiers drawn up in a circle, as for defence, especially infantry to repel cavalry.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (poetic) to form into an orb or circle
  • (Lowell)
  • (poetic) to encircle; to surround; to enclose
  • * Addison
  • The wheels were orbed with gold.
  • (poetic) to become round like an orb
  • Etymology 2

    (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • (architecture) A blank window or panel.
  • References



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