Orb vs Orbit - What's the difference?
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Orb is a related term of orbit.
As an initialism orb
is (software engineering).
As a noun orbit is
orbit (path of one object around another object).
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(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.
A circular or elliptical path of one object around another object.
A sphere of influence; an area of control.
- The Moon's orbit around the Earth takes nearly one month to complete.
The course of one's usual progression, or the extent of one's typical range.
- In the post WWII era, several eastern European countries came into the orbit of the Soviet Union.
(anatomy) The bony cavity containing the eyeball; the eye socket.
(physics) The path an electron takes around an atom's nucleus.
(mathematics) A collection of points related by the evolution function of a dynamical system.
- The convenience store was a heavily travelled point in her daily orbit , as she purchased both cigarettes and lottery tickets there.
To circle or revolve around another object.
To move around the general vicinity of something.
- The Earth orbits the Sun.
To place an object into an orbit around a planet.
- The harried mother had a cloud of children orbiting her, asking for sweets.
- A rocket was used to orbit the satellite.
* (move around the general vicinity of) circumambulate, tag along
* (place an object into an orbit) launch