What does orbit mean?

Definitions for orbit
ˈɔr bɪtor·bit

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word orbit.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. orbit, celestial orbitnoun

    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, arenanoun

    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, ambitnoun

    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 orbitnoun

    the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom

  5. eye socket, orbit, cranial orbit, orbital cavityverb

    the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball

  6. orb, orbit, revolveverb

    move in an orbit

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

Wiktionary

  1. orbitnoun

    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. orbitnoun

    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. orbitnoun

    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. orbitnoun

    The bony cavity containing the eyeball; the eye socket.

  5. orbitnoun

    The path an electron takes around an atom's nucleus

  6. orbitnoun

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

  7. orbitverb

    To circle or revolve around another object.

    The Earth orbits the Sun.

  8. orbitverb

    To move around the general vicinity of something.

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

  9. orbitverb

    To place an object into an orbit around a planet

    A rocket was used to orbit the satellite

  10. Etymology: 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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. orbit

    The path described by a planet or comet round the sun.

Editors Contribution

  1. orbit

    To move in a specific direction.

    The satellite orbit follows the direction of the movement of the plantet.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020  

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Entomology

  1. Orbit

    an imaginary border around the eye: in Diptera the orbits are divided into vertical or superior; frontal and facial or anterior; of the cheek or inferior; occipital or posterior.

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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

Examples of orbit in a Sentence

  1. Jim Bridenstine:

    It’s going to have a bigger payload capacity and a bigger faring to carry larger objects than we’ve ever been able to put into orbit. This particular rocket, the Space Launch System is going to take us to the moon, and it’s going to take us on to Mars.

  2. David Blewett:

    I am very lucky to have been part of the MESSENGER science team since before the first Mercury flyby, i was among the first humans to see the stark beauty of what was once 'Mercury incognito.' I have been working with a super team of scientists and engineers, and made good friends. It will be sad when the radio tracking tells us that the spacecraft made its final orbit, knowing that a tiny new impact crater has appeared on the surface.

  3. Walter Freeman:

    There is a little less than one total lunar eclipse per year on average, a lunar eclipse can only happen during a full moon, when the moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun. But the moon's orbit is tilted a little bit compared to the Earth's, so usually when the moon is full, the Earth's shadow passes a little bit above or a little bit below it. This is why we don't have a lunar eclipse every month.

  4. Andrew Dempster:

    Beidou was obviously designed a few decades after GPS, so it has had the benefit of learning from the GPS experience, it has some signals that have higher bandwidth, giving better accuracy. It has fewer orbit planes for the satellites, making constellation maintenance easier.

  5. Elwood Agasid:

    CAPSTONE is a pathfinder in many ways, and it will demonstrate several technology capabilities during its mission timeframe while navigating a never-before-flown orbit around the moon, cAPSTONE is laying a foundation for Artemis, Gateway, and commercial support for future lunar operations.

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