- the bony cavity of the skull that contains the eye; eye socket.
- the eye.
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Origin of orbit
OTHER WORDS FROM orbitor·bit·ar·y, adjectivenon·or·bit·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for orbit
“This mission represents the initiation of a Dragon in orbit continuously, knocking on wood,” Shotwell said, according to The Verge.SpaceX and NASA officially flew people into space. What’s next?|Charlie Wood|November 18, 2020|Popular Science
The more planets a system has, the more circular their orbits, no matter where you look or what kind of star they orbit.Planets with many neighbors may be the best places to look for life|Lisa Grossman|November 16, 2020|Science News
Axiom Space has signed three private astronauts to join former NASA astronaut Michael López-Alegría on Ax-1, the first private mission into orbit and to the International Space Station.A private company has a crew going to the ISS next year|Neel Patel|November 12, 2020|MIT Technology Review
These were giants like Jupiter, hotter than Venus, tearing around their suns inside the orbit of Mercury.There Could Be 300 Million (or More) Earth-Like Planets in Our Galaxy|Jason Dorrier|November 8, 2020|Singularity Hub
Most studies figure this out by gauging the distance of an exoplanet from its host star and whether its orbit is not too close and not too far—the so-called Goldilocks zone.Half the Milky Way’s sun-like stars could be home to Earth-like planets|Neel Patel|November 6, 2020|MIT Technology Review
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 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.