Orb vs Mound - What's the difference?
Orb is a synonym of mound.
As nouns the difference between orb and mound
is that orb
is a spherical body; a globe; especially, one of the celestial spheres; a sun, planet, or star while mound
is (obsolete|anatomy|measurement|figuratively) a hand.
As verbs the difference between orb and mound
is that orb
is (poetic) to form into an orb or circle while mound
is to fortify with a mound; add a barrier, rampart, etc to.
(etyl) orbe, from (etyl) . Compare orbit .
A spherical body; a globe; especially, one of the celestial spheres; a sun, planet, or star
- In the small orb of one particular tear. --
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
- Whether the prime orb, Incredible how swift, had thither rolled. --
- 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. --
(rare) A period of time marked off by the revolution of a heavenly body.
- In orbs Of circuit inexpressible they stood, Orb within orb. --
(poetic) The eye, as luminous and spherical
- (John Milton)
(poetic) A revolving circular body; a wheel
- A drop serene hath quenched their orbs. --
(rare) A sphere of action.
- The orbs Of his fierce chariot rolled. --
- (William Wordsworth)
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.
- But in our orbs we'll live so round and safe. --
(poetic) to form into an orb or circle
(poetic) to encircle; to surround; to enclose
(poetic) to become round like an orb
- The wheels were orbed with gold.
(architecture) A blank window or panel.
(obsolete, anatomy, measurement, figuratively) A hand.
(obsolete) A protection; restraint; curb.
(obsolete) A helmet.
(obsolete) Might; size.
An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embankment thrown up for defense; a bulwark; a rampart.
A natural elevation appearing as if thrown up artificially; a regular and isolated hill, hillock, or knoll.
(baseball) Elevated area of dirt upon which the pitcher stands to pitch.
A ball or globe forming part of the regalia of an emperor or other sovereign. It is encircled with bands, enriched with precious stones, and surmounted with a cross.
(US, vulgar, slang) The mons veneris.
* (part of regalia) globus cruciger, globe, orb
To fortify with a mound; add a barrier, rampart, etc. to.
To force or pile into a mound or mounds.
- He mounded up his mashed potatoes so they left more space on the plate for the meat.