[awr-uh-ree, or-] /ˈɔr ə ri, ˈɒr-/
noun, plural orreries.
an apparatus for representing the positions, motions, and phases of the planets, satellites, etc., in the solar system.
any of certain similar machines, as a planetarium.
noun (pl) -ries
a mechanical model of the solar system in which the planets can be moved at the correct relative velocities around the sun
1713, invented c.1713 by George Graham and made by instrument maker J. Rowley, who gave a copy to his patron, Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of Orrery (Cork) and named it in his honor.
[awr] /ɔr/ Heraldry. noun 1. the tincture, or metal, gold: represented either by gold or by yellow. adjective 2. of the tincture, or metal, gold: a lion or. /ɔː; unstressed ə/ conjunction (coordinating) 1. used to join alternatives: apples or pears, apples or pears or cheese, apples, pears, or cheese 2. used to join rephrasings […]
[awr-in, or-] /ˈɔr ɪn, ˈɒr-/ noun 1. a male given name.
[awr-is, or-] /ˈɔr ɪs, ˈɒr-/ noun 1. an , Iris germanica florentina, having a fragrant rootstock. [awr-is, or-] /ˈɔr ɪs, ˈɒr-/ noun 1. a lace or braid made of gold or silver, much used in the 18th century. 2. a galloon used in upholstering. /ˈɒrɪs/ noun 1. any of various irises, esp Iris florentina, that […]
[awr-is-root, -roo t, or-] /ˈɔr ɪsˌrut, -ˌrʊt, ˈɒr-/ noun 1. the rootstock of the , used in perfumery, medicine, etc.