Definitions for orbit

Definitions for (noun) orbit

Main entry: compass, scope, orbit, range, reach, ambit

Definition: an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"

Usage: a piano has a greater range than the human voice; the ambit of municipal legislation; within the compass of this article; within the scope of an investigation; outside the reach of the law; in the political orbit of a world power

Main entry: eye socket, cranial orbit, orbit, orbital cavity

Definition: the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball

Main entry: orbit, celestial orbit

Definition: the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another

Usage: he plotted the orbit of the moon

Main entry: orbit, electron orbit

Definition: the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom

Main entry: orbit, field, area, arena, sphere, domain

Definition: a particular environment or walk of life

Usage: his social sphere is limited; it was a closed area of employment; he's out of my orbit

Definitions for (verb) orbit

Main entry: revolve, orb, orbit

Definition: move in an orbit

Usage: The moon orbits around the Earth; The planets are orbiting the sun; electrons orbit the nucleus

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