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Definitions of orbit

  1.   the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom
  2.   Socket receiving eyeball.
  3.   The bony cavity in which the eye is situated ; the skin round the eye of a bird ; the hollow in the arthropod cephalothorax in which the eye- stalk rises.
  4.   Orbital.
  5.   An orb or ball.
  6.   move in an orbit; " The moon orbits around the Earth"; " The planets are orbiting the sun"; " electrons orbit the nucleus"
  7.   the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball
  8.   an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: " the range of a supersonic jet"; " 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"
  9.   The path or course described by a celestial body in the heavens; the cavity in the skull containing the eyeball.
  10.   move in an orbit, as of celestial bodies; " The moon orbits around the Earth"; " The planets are orbiting the sun"
  11.   The bony cavity which contains the eye; the circular or nearly circular course of a heavenly body.
  12.   The skin which surrounds the eye of a bird.
  13.   The path in space along which a heavenly body moves.
  14.   The cavity or socket of the skull in which the eye and its appendages are situated.
  15.   The path described by a heavenly body in its periodical revolution; the bony cavity of the eye.
  16.   a particular environment or walk of life; " his social sphere is limited"; " it was a closed area of employment"; " he's out of my orbit"
  17.   The eye- socket, orbita.
  18.   the ( usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another; " he plotted the orbit of the moon"
  19.   The path described by a heavenly body in its periodical revolution around another body; as, the orbit of Jupiter, of the earth, of the moon.
  20.   Circular course; path of a heavenly body; cavity of the eye.
  21.   The cavity of the skull containing the eye.
  22.   The path described by a celestial body in the heavens: the bony cavity for the eyeball: the skin round the eye.

Quotes of orbit

  1. The orbit of human vision has widened and art has annexed fresh territories that were formerly denied to it. – Max Bill
  2. Now, I've never flown in space; but the folks who have say that on landing day, you know, you've just spent maybe a week and a half, sometimes two weeks in orbit and you're used to the things happening slowly in space. – Duane G. Carey
  3. Things are going very smoothly. As expected, there are some minor glitches, and the eight minutes that it took us to get to orbit we trained months and months for, and didn't have to use any of that preparation, other than being aware and ready. – Laurel Clark
  4. We were only on orbit a little over two days, so we had no adverse effects from being weightless. – Robert Crippen
  5. You're going very fast when you're on orbit going around the world once every hour and a half. – Robert Crippen
  6. My work at MIT had focused on what we could build in space once we had inexpensive space transportation and industrial facilities in orbit And this led to various sorts of work in space development. – K. Eric Drexler
  7. For future exploration, when we have the objective of going to the Moon, it is important to have several possibilities to go there, and within this framework of cooperation to have our own access to orbit around the Moon. – Alain-Fournier
  8. I am proud to find, from two astronomical observations, that Chapel Hill lies right in the orbit of Jupiter and his satellites, and that the period of his revolution is about twelve years. – William Hooper
  9. I don't go along with going to Moon first to build a launch pad to go to Mars. We should go to Mars from Earth orbit We have already been to the Moon; we've already practiced. – Wally Schirra
  10. Then if your movie clicks with real audiences, you'll be sucked into some sort of Hollywood orbit It's a devil of a place where the only religion that really counts is box office. – Yahoo Serious
  11. I always try to be alert to the potential for repetition, for a decaying orbit with regard to my use of technique, etc. – Jeff Vandermeer
  12. You can, if you wish, think of it like the universe: Each case is a sun, and all the judges, lawyers and administrative personnel represent planets revolving around the case in fixed orbit never getting closer. – Sol Wachtler
  13. Remember, I am not trying to orbit the earth. It is a simple elevator ride for 20 minutes. – Brian Walker

Usage examples for orbit

  1. “ Mozart's Lady was outward bound for Pluto's orbit – World Beyond Pluto by C. H. Thames
  2. He wanted an orbit around Darth. ” – The Pirates of Ersatz by Murray Leinster
  3. “ " Not at all," he exclaimed, leaning forward to emphasize his words and adding the full orbit of his eye to his sincerity of manner. ” – Nan of Music Mountain by Frank H. Spearman
  4. He notices a comet, and calculating its orbit finds that it will return in a thousand years- The star will come. ” – The Pleasures of Life by Sir John Lubbock
  5. Everybody in the Platform will be falling around the Earth in the Platform's orbit – Space Platform by Murray Leinster
  6. “ A good orbit can make you or break you in the spotel business. ” – The Love of Frank Nineteen by David Carpenter Knight
  7. The outbreaks in Munich and the south were outside the political orbit in which the Government was moving. ” – The New Germany by George Young
  8. It took several hours for the Nemesis to get into orbit – Space Viking by Henry Beam Piper
  9. “ A momentary burst from the jets would be sufficient to bring it back to its orbit – The Flying Saucers are Real by Donald Keyhoe
  10. When this muscle contracts, it draws the globe back into the orbit away from the light. ” – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  11. And you will be again when Uncle Sidney moves a little farther along in his orbit – Empire Builders by Francis Lynde
  12. Just as the moon is sovereign and supreme in her minor orbit being guarded and protected there by the sovereign power of the sun, revolving in his mighty orbit – Marital Power Exemplified in Mrs. Packard's Trial, and Self-Defence from the Charge of Insanity by Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard
  13. “ Marjorie queried, the conversation having swung into her orbit – Neighbours by Robert Stead
  14. If they could blast out of the orbit and drive into the sun.... ” – Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet by Harold Leland Goodwin
  15. By his calculations, Leverrier came first to suspect the existence of a large planet as yet unperceived; then he came to measure its volume, to trace its orbit and finally to mark its place at a given time. ” – Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion based on Psychology and History by Auguste Sabatier
  16. It's inside the orbit of Mercury now. ” – The Leech by Phillips Barbee
  17. The orbit of his planet, black and stained with blood, announced misfortunes, which it would be difficult to resist. ” – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various
  18. How long has it been whirling in its unknown orbit and what story has it for us from its distant birthplace? ” – Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World by James Cowan
  19. The planet has described its vast orbit ere it be grown and finished. ” – The Reign of Law A Tale of the Kentucky Hemp Fields by James Lane Allen
  20. All true Science represents a moral and spiritual force, which holds the earth in its orbit – Rudimental Divine Science by Mary Baker Eddy

Idioms for orbit