- the bony cavity of the skull that contains the eye; eye socket.
- the eye.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Words nearby orbit
Origin of orbit
OTHER WORDS FROM orbitor·bit·ar·y, adjectivenon·or·bit·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for orbiting
Small red stars vastly outnumber their larger cousins, and the new exoplanet is orbiting one of those.What Does the Discovery of “Another Earth” Mean for Us?|Matthew R. Francis|April 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Just as Egyptian fighter jets are orbiting Cairo in a show of strength, the Iranian air force did the same in early February 1979.
THE UFO Australian pilot reports something “just orbiting on top of me” before vanishing.
Dane rode out the orbiting in the Com-tech's seat, listening in for the first warning of danger—that they had been detected.Plague Ship|Andre Norton
High precision electronic eyes placed on orbiting satellites picked up the firing of the rocket and the launch parameters.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
Two ships which had been orbiting the planet also changed course and started out.Space Viking|Henry Beam Piper
Now, Herc, on the air, you're orbiting the fourth planet of a sun.Subspace Survivors|E. E. Smith
He might have time to collect all the orbiting cargo before he got dangerously close to spillthrough.Spillthrough|Daniel F. Galouye
British Dictionary definitions for orbiting
- 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 orbiting
Scientific definitions for orbiting
Cultural definitions for orbiting
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).
notes for orbit
Idioms and Phrases with orbiting
see in orbit.