- the bony cavity of the skull that contains the eye; eye socket.
- the eye.
Origin of orbit
OTHER WORDS FROM orbitor·bit·ar·y, adjectivenon·or·bit·ing, adjective
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How to use orbit in a sentence
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
Carlisle writes that the Air Force would want a crew ratio of 10 to one for each drone orbit during normal everyday operations.
During an emergency that ratio could be allowed to drop to 8.5 people per orbit.
Each CAP, also known as an “orbit,” consists on four aircraft.
Other groups in the progressive orbit are trying out other tactics.
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
See that silver spiral going out from Venus and around the table to the orbit of Saturn?
Each new orbit out from the sun has cost plenty in money, ships, and lives; it's the admission price.
In an orbit made elliptical by the planetary attraction the sun necessarily occupies one of the foci of the ellipse.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
Bad her fleen, bade her flee; because her motion in her orbit was faster than his.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
A dark moon has joined this celestial grouping, and is now swinging in an orbit about the earth.Astounding Stories, May, 1931|Various
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
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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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Other Idioms and Phrases with orbit
see in orbit.