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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Daily life
orborb /ɔːb $ ɔːrb/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 literaryALD a bright ball-shaped object, especially the sun or the moon 🔊 the red orb of the sun2 PGOa ball decorated with gold, carried by a king or queen on formal occasions as a sign of power
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orb• A few days before the midair save, another orb had been successfully recovered after a gentle landing in the sea.• When the daemon's defeat was revealed in his black orb of seeing the Witch-King was enraged.• a bright orb on the horizon• This hulking Atlas is carrying the universe upon his shoulders, a hollow orb ringed with the constellations of the celestial sphere.• We were shown a bullet-ridden orb, lying on the ground, that had once decorated the church spire.• A large ship climbed from the orb of Karkason.• You unpack the orb from the heavy-duty insula-tion stuffed around it.• The orb at the top of the rod symbolizes this ideal condition.• On the night stand was a translucent orb atop a triangular clock.
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