- 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 orbitary
Gall places it above the orbitary cavity of the eye, and even behind it.Curiosities of Medical Experience|J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
British Dictionary definitions for orbitary
- 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 orbitary
Scientific definitions for orbitary
Cultural definitions for orbitary
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 orbitary
see in orbit.