- 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 formsor·bit·ar·y, adjectivenon·or·bit·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for orbits
Kepler-10c, which is the proper name for the mega-Earth, orbits its star much closer than our planet does.
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|DAILY BEAST
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|Ben Jacobs|March 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
Skull somewhat elongated, much constricted behind the orbits, and immediately in front of the constriction considerably dilated.
The attraction that keeps the suns and planets in their orbits is Gravitation.Dynamic Thought|William Walker Atkinson
If you want a model to determine how the orbits should be, we have the finest orrery ever built here in the camp.The Sky Is Falling|Lester del Rey
But the orbits are elliptical, and the Sun holds a position in one of the foci of each ellipse.Astrology|Sepharial
Let us picture these electrons all moving round in orbits with great velocity.The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)|J. Arthur Thomson
British Dictionary definitions for 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
Medicine definitions for orbits
Science definitions for orbits
Culture definitions for orbits
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).
Idioms and Phrases with orbits
see in orbit.