Are we just human-sized bundles of molecules locked in orbit, with the occasional collision to add change and meaning?
The angle that sunlight hits the planet changes at different parts of the orbit.
Orion will orbit Earth twice before splashing down off the California coast.
If not a politician himself, he's positioned himself in their orbit.
Now Emanuel is far closer to becoming mayor than Burton is to flying into orbit.
The eccentricity of the earth's orbit has been diminishing from the earliest observations to our times.
There's no way to get to the stars, and no way to move a planet out of its orbit.
On arrival the massed cruisers and battleships went into orbit.
The earth's orbit is an ellipse, one of the foci of which is occupied by the sun.
Nor sequent centuries could hit / orbit and sum of Shakespeare's wit.
late 14c., "the eye socket," from Old French orbite or directly from Medieval Latin orbita, transferred use of Latin orbita "wheel track, beaten path, rut, course, orbit" (see orb). Astronomical sense first recorded 1690s in English; it was in classical Latin, revived in Gerard of Cremona's translation of Avicenna.
1946, from orbit (n.). Related: Orbited; orbiting.
orbit or·bit (ôr'bĭt)
See orbital cavity.
In astronomy, the path followed by an object revolving around another object, under the influence of gravitation (see satellite). In physics, the path followed by an electron within an atom. The planets follow elliptical orbits around the sun (see ellipse).
Note: Informally, something is “in orbit” when its actions are controlled by an external agency or force: “The countries of eastern Europe were once in the orbit of the Soviet Union.”
A Scheme compiler.
["Orbit: An Optimising Compiler for Scheme", D.A. Kranz et al, SIGPLAN Notices 21(7):281-292 (Jul 1986)].