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Meaning & Definition of Orbit in English

English

Orbit

/ɔrbət/

noun

1. The (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another

  • "He plotted the orbit of the moon"
    synonym:
  • orbit
  • ,
  • celestial orbit

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"
    synonym:
  • sphere
  • ,
  • domain
  • ,
  • area
  • ,
  • orbit
  • ,
  • field
  • ,
  • arena

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • scope
  • ,
  • range
  • ,
  • reach
  • ,
  • orbit
  • ,
  • compass
  • ,
  • ambit

4. The path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom

    synonym:
  • orbit
  • ,
  • electron orbit

5. The bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball

    synonym:
  • eye socket
  • ,
  • orbit
  • ,
  • cranial orbit
  • ,
  • orbital cavity

verb

1. Move in an orbit

  • "The moon orbits around the earth"
  • "The planets are orbiting the sun"
  • "Electrons orbit the nucleus"
    synonym:
  • orb
  • ,
  • orbit
  • ,
  • revolve

Examples of using

This planet's orbit is congested with hundreds of captured moons.
It takes 100 years for Neptune to orbit around the sun.
The ESA put a satellite into orbit.