Definitions of orbit

  1.   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
  2.   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
  3.   the usually elliptical path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another he plotted the orbit of the moon
  4.   the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball
  5.   the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom
  6.   move in an orbit as of celestial bodies The moon orbits around the Earth The planets are orbiting the sun
  7.   move in an orbit The moon orbits around the Earth The planets are orbiting the sun electrons orbit the nucleus
  8.   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
  9.   An orb or ball
  10.   The cavity or socket of the skull in which the eye and its appendages are situated
  11.   The skin which surrounds the eye of a bird
  12.   Orbital
  13.   The bony cavity which contains the eye the circular or nearly circular course of a heavenly body
  14.   The eye socket orbita
  15.   Socket receiving eyeball
  16.   The path described by a celestial body in the heavens the bony cavity for the eyeball the skin round the eye
  17.   Circular course path of a heavenly body cavity of the eye
  18.   The path in space along which a heavenly body moves
  19.   The cavity of the skull containing the eye
  20.   The path described by a heavenly body in its periodical revolution the bony cavity of the eye
  21.   The path or course described by a celestial body in the heavens the cavity in the skull containing the eyeball
  22.   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

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. It's inside the orbit of Mercury now – The Leech by Phillips Barbee
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. “ A momentary burst from the jets would be sufficient to bring it back to its orbit – The Flying Saucers are Real by Donald Keyhoe
  5. If they could blast out of the orbit and drive into the sun – Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet by Harold Leland Goodwin
  6. “ Marjorie queried the conversation having swung into her orbit – Neighbours by Robert Stead
  7. All true Science represents a moral and spiritual force which holds the earth in its orbit – Rudimental Divine Science by Mary Baker Eddy
  8. “ A good orbit can make you or break you in the spotel business – The Love of Frank Nineteen by David Carpenter Knight
  9. It took several hours for the Nemesis to get into orbit – Space Viking by Henry Beam Piper
  10. He wanted an orbit around Darth ” – The Pirates of Ersatz by Murray Leinster
  11. 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
  12. Everybody in the Platform will be falling around the Earth in the Platform's orbit – Space Platform by Murray Leinster
  13. “ Mozart's Lady was outward bound for Pluto's orbit – World Beyond Pluto by C. H. Thames
  14. 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
  15. And you will be again when Uncle Sidney moves a little farther along in his orbit – Empire Builders by Francis Lynde
  16. 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
  17. The outbreaks in Munich and the south were outside the political orbit in which the Government was moving – The New Germany by George Young
  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. 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
  20. 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

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