- 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
Related Words for orbitstrajectory, rotation, pattern, path, apogee, track, curve, course, circle, locus, lap, round, cycle, perigee, ellipse, purview, jurisdiction, sweep, radius, ambit
Examples from the Web for orbits
Contemporary Examples of orbits
Kepler-10c, which is the proper name for the mega-Earth, orbits its star much closer than our planet does.Mega-Earth Is the Weirdest Exoplanet Yet
Matthew R. Francis
June 8, 2014
Venus orbits the Sun within the habitable zone, and is only slightly smaller than Earth.What Does the Discovery of “Another Earth” Mean for Us?
Matthew R. Francis
April 18, 2014
Mars is a planet that orbits the Sun and has never been visited by man.The Constitution Is 400 Years Old and More Pearls From Sheila Jackson Lee
March 13, 2014
Planets consisting of diamond have been identified before, but this is the first one that orbits a star.Space Bling: From Diamond Planets to Crystal Oceans to Precious Moon Jewels
Alexa Valiente, Jaewon Kang
October 13, 2012
Historical Examples of orbits
In the dark patches of the orbits the eyeballs glimmered piercingly.The Secret Agent
Hence the probability that all the orbits are ellipses is overwhelming.
A like question may be asked respecting the inclinations of the orbits.
In the same way the seven other planets are held to their orbits.The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)
J. Arthur Thomson
The head is flat on the summit and narrow between the orbits.
- 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.