What does the word orb mean?

Usage examples for orb

  1. Gaze on it with the eye of our parent orb! – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. Meanwhile the wind had been steadily dropping, the sea going down at the same time, and when, just before sunset, the glorious orb burst through and dispersed the curtain of storm- tattered clouds which had for so long a time overspread the sky, his golden rays fell upon the Princess Royal, now no longer rolling gunwale- under, but swinging with a slow stately motion over the long swell, and still drifting lazily to the eastward; her bows heading now this way, now that; her fore- mast burned through and towing over the side; and the flames in complete possession of her as far aft as the main- mast. – The Voyage of the Aurora by Harry Collingwood
  3. To the eye of Deity or an observer on some distant orb these events of centuries past would seem to be actually occurring or in progress. – The Universe a Vast Electric Organism by George Woodward Warder