Definitions for orbitˈɔr bɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. orbit, celestial orbit(noun)

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

    "he plotted the orbit of the moon"

  2. sphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arena(noun)

    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. scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambit(noun)

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

    "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"

  4. orbit, electron orbit(noun)

    the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom

  5. eye socket, orbit, cranial orbit, orbital cavity(verb)

    the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball

  6. orb, orbit, revolve(verb)

    move in an orbit

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

Wiktionary

  1. orbit(Noun)

    A circular or elliptical path of one object around another object.

    The Moon's orbit around the Earth takes nearly one month to complete.

  2. orbit(Noun)

    A sphere of influence; an area of control.

    In the post WWII era, several eastern European countries came into the orbit of the Soviet Union.

  3. orbit(Noun)

    The course of one's usual progression, or the extent of one's typical range.

    The convenience store was a heavily travelled point in her daily orbit, as she purchased both cigarettes and lottery tickets there.

  4. orbit(Noun)

    The bony cavity containing the eyeball; the eye socket.

  5. orbit(Noun)

    The path an electron takes around an atom's nucleus

  6. orbit(Noun)

    A collection of points related by the evolution function of a dynamical system.

  7. orbit(Verb)

    To circle or revolve around another object.

    The Earth orbits the Sun.

  8. orbit(Verb)

    To move around the general vicinity of something.

    The harried mother had a cloud of children orbiting her, asking for sweets.

  9. orbit(Verb)

    To place an object into an orbit around a planet

    A rocket was used to orbit the satellite

  10. Origin: Latin orbita ‘course, track’.

Freebase

  1. ORBit

    ORBit is a CORBA 2.4 compliant Object Request Broker. It features mature C, C++ and Python bindings, and less developed bindings for Perl, Lisp, Pascal, Ruby, and Tcl. Most of the code is distributed under the LGPL license, although the IDL compiler and utilities use the GPL. ORBit was originally written to serve as middleware for the GNOME project, but has seen use outside of the project.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Orbit

    or′bit, n. the path in which one of the heavenly bodies, as a planet, moves round another, as the sun: the hollow in the bone in which the eyeball rests—also Or′bita: the skin round the eye.—adjs. Or′bital, Or′bitary. [L. orbitaorbis, a ring.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Orbit

    Bony cavity that holds the eyeball and its associated tissues and appendages.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of orbit in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of orbit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tim Peake:

    Life in orbit is spectacular

  2. Scott Sheppard:

    We can't really classify the object yet, as we don't know its orbit.

  3. Steve Jurvetson:

    If you're trying to put 4,000 satellites in orbit, one launch a month doesn't work.

  4. Jason Rhodes:

    You would be able to follow weather patterns, even get above a hurricane, a satellite can't do that because its orbit can't be changed.

  5. Paul Crowther:

    Once again, our work demonstrates that, despite being in orbit for over 25 years, there are some areas of science for which Hubble is still uniquely capable.

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