- 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
Examples from the Web for orbited
Contemporary Examples of orbited
Throughout her career, tales of wild behavior, random sexual encounters and copious drug use have orbited her waifish figure.Sex, Drugs, and Kate Moss: Secrets of a Wild Supermodel
October 9, 2014
Historical Examples of orbited
"I'm not surprised we orbited, instead of docking," Ellen remarked.Industrial Revolution
Poul William Anderson
I had orbited Mars, I had the glory of being the first American to do that.Last Resort
She had orbited the Earth's natural satellite for a day and a half before making history.Moon Glow
G. L. Vandenburg
They stayed well back from the restricted area where the whole Onzarian fleet was orbited.Evil Out of Onzar
A yellow G-type sun, like a thousand others they had approached and orbited around and left behind them.An Empty Bottle
- 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
1946, from orbit (n.). Related: Orbited; orbiting.
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.
see in orbit.