- the bony cavity of the skull that contains the eye; eye socket.
- the eye.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of orbit
Related formsor·bit·ar·y, adjectivenon·or·bit·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for orbit
Each CAP, also known as an “orbit,” consists on four aircraft.Exclusive: U.S. Drone Fleet at ‘Breaking Point,’ Air Force Says|Dave Majumdar|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Orion will orbit Earth twice before splashing down off the California coast.To Infinity and Beyond! NASA’s Orion Mission Blasts Off|Matthew R. Francis|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You are, for example, still subject to earthly gravity, and not in orbit.Sky Wars: Richard Branson’s Rival in the Great Space Race|Tom Sykes|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Seasons on Earth and Titan are both due to the tilt of their axis—the way the North Pole faces—relative to their orbit.
He said he considered himself honored to have worked in the orbit of the late Nelson Mandela and considered him a mentor.
In all such cases, if the projectile was lodged in the orbit, the eye was removed together with the projectile.The Australian Army Medical Corps in Egypt|James W. Barrett
She only entered Mrs. Forrester's orbit, that was evident, as a tiny satellite in attendance on the streaming comet.Tante|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Each brain comes clothed with its own secret, having its own orbit, attaining its own unique experience.A Man's Value to Society|Newell Dwight Hillis
Those ships have been put out in orbit, where we're hooked on to one of them.Pariah Planet|Murray Leinster
As we revolve in our orbit we approach or recede any given star, and our rate of motion being known we thus obtain a second test.The Beauties of Nature|Sir John Lubbock
British Dictionary definitions for orbit
- the skin surrounding the eye of a bird
- the hollow in which lies the eye or eyestalk of an insect or other arthropod
Word Origin for orbit
Medicine definitions for orbit
Science definitions for orbit
Culture definitions for orbit
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).
Idioms and Phrases with orbit
see in orbit.