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 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.

    Etymology: Latin orbita ‘course, track’.

  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.

    Etymology: Latin orbita ‘course, track’.

  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.

    Etymology: Latin orbita ‘course, track’.

  4. orbit(Noun)

    The bony cavity containing the eyeball; the eye socket.

    Etymology: Latin orbita ‘course, track’.

  5. orbit(Noun)

    The path an electron takes around an atom's nucleus

    Etymology: Latin orbita ‘course, track’.

  6. orbit(Noun)

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

    Etymology: Latin orbita ‘course, track’.

  7. orbit(Verb)

    To circle or revolve around another object.

    The Earth orbits the Sun.

    Etymology: Latin orbita ‘course, track’.

  8. orbit(Verb)

    To move around the general vicinity of something.

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

    Etymology: Latin orbita ‘course, track’.

  9. orbit(Verb)

    To place an object into an orbit around a planet

    A rocket was used to orbit the satellite

    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. Matthew Knight:

    The motion of' Oumuamua didn't simply follow gravity along a parabolic orbit as we would expect from an asteroid, but visually, it hasn't ever displayed any of the cometlike characteristics we'd expect. There is no discernable coma -- the cloud of ice, dust and gas that surrounds active comets -- nor a dust tail or gas jets.

  2. Janet Sitchin:

    The length of orbit is very different. So. unless there is something that is not quite correct in the calculations of 10,000 and 20,000 years, then it does n’t correspond to what the Sumerians wrote about Nibiru.

  3. 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.

  4. Brian McKeon:

    Although the reliability of an untested North Korean ICBM is likely to be very low, North Korea has used its Taepodong-2 launch vehicle to put a satellite into orbit, thus demonstrating technologies applicable to a long-range missile.

  5. Noah Petro:

    I’ve been telling people to go out at night on either Sunday or Monday night to see the supermoon, the difference in distance from one night to the next will be very subtle, so if it’s cloudy on Sunday, go out on Monday. Any time after sunset should be fine. The last time the full moon was this close to Earth was 1948, NASA says. BEHOLD, THE' PILLARS OF DESTRUCTION' The moon only appears full from Earth when our planet is between the sun and the moon. But since the moon’s orbit has an elliptical shape, sometimes it is closer to Earth than other times. Astronomers call the closest-to-the-Earth moment the perigee. What makes November 14 special is that the moon.

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