- the bony cavity of the skull that contains the eye; eye socket.
- the eye.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of orbit
OTHER WORDS FROM orbitor·bit·ar·y, adjectivenon·or·bit·ing, adjective
Words nearby orbit
Example sentences from the Web for orbit
He adds that a planet formed in this misaligned part of the fractured disk would have a highly unusual orbit.A strange dusty disk could hide a planet betwixt three stars|Paola Rosa-Aquino|September 11, 2020|Popular Science
Phobos also completes an orbit in just 7 hours and 39 minutes, so its dark shadow is constantly sweeping across the Martian landscape.These Images Expose the Dark Side of the Solar System - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Corey S. Powell|August 26, 2020|Nautilus
Northrup Grumman is contributing designs from its Cygnus spacecraft for parts of the lander that will propel it from orbit to the moon and Draper is designing guidance and avionics systems.
The company delivered 58 of the company’s Starlink satellites to orbit, along with three SkySat satellites for Planet Labs Inc.Elon Musk’s SpaceX gets a stratospheric valuation in its latest funding|Verne Kopytoff|August 18, 2020|Fortune
Company CEO Elon Musk had stated he wanted to fly Starship 12 miles into the air within just a couple months when he first unveiled the design last September, and that it would fly into orbit within half a year.SpaceX flew a prototype of its Starship vehicle for the first time|Neel Patel|August 5, 2020|MIT Technology Review
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
Medical definitions for orbit
Scientific definitions for orbit
Cultural 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).
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Idioms and Phrases with orbit
see in orbit.