Orb vs Slit - What's the difference?

orb | slit |


As an initialism orb

is (software engineering).

As a noun slit is

a narrow cut or opening; a slot.

As a verb slit is

to cut a narrow opening.

orb

English

Etymology 1

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

Noun

(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)
    (Milton)
  • (poetic) to encircle; to surround; to enclose
  • * Addison
  • The wheels were orbed with gold.
  • (poetic) to become round like an orb
  • Etymology 2

    (etyl) .

    Noun

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

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    Anagrams

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    slit

    English

    (wikipedia slit)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A narrow cut or opening; a slot.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=17 citation , passage=The face which emerged was not reassuring. It was blunt and grey, the nose springing thick and flat from high on the frontal bone of the forehead, whilst his eyes were narrow slits of dark in a tight bandage of tissue. […].}}
  • (vulgar, slang) The opening of the vagina.
  • (vulgar, slang, derogatory) A woman, usually a sexually loose woman; a prostitute.
  • Verb

  • To cut a narrow opening.
  • He slit the bag open and the rice began pouring out.
  • To split in two parts.
  • To cut; to sever; to divide.
  • * Milton:
  • And slits the thin-spun life.