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    orbit - Dictionary definition and meaning for word orbit

    Definition
    (noun) the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another
    Synonyms : celestial orbit
    Example Sentence
    • he plotted the orbit of the moon
    Definition
    (noun) a particular environment or walk of life
    Synonyms : area , arena , domain , field , sphere
    Example Sentence
    • his social sphere is limited
    • it was a closed area of employment
    • he's out of my orbit
    Definition
    (noun) an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:
    Synonyms : ambit , compass , range , reach , scope
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom
    Synonyms : electron orbit
    Definition
    (noun) the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball Definition
    (verb) move in an orbit
    Synonyms : orb , revolve
    Example Sentence
    • The moon orbits around the Earth
    • The planets are orbiting the sun
    • electrons orbit the nucleus
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