- the bony cavity of the skull that contains the eye; eye socket.
- the eye.
Origin of orbit
OTHER WORDS FROM orbitor·bit·ar·y, adjectivenon·or·bit·ing, adjective
How to use orbit in a sentence
As that matter orbits the black hole, it heats up and emits a lot of light.
But comets, thanks to their eccentric and frequently long orbits, are trickier to study up close.
By contrast, a calmer birth would result in more regular star orbits.
Kepler-10c, which is the proper name for the mega-Earth, orbits its star much closer than our planet does.
Most stars in the Milky Way have humdrum lives, tracing slow predictable orbits around the galactic center.The Hypervelocity Star That’s Being Booted from the Galaxy|Matthew R. Francis|May 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His hollow eyes, glistening with a somber fire, flamed from the depths of their orbits.
The orbits of the eye—the eye-cap, or bone,—not too projecting, that it may not form a fatal obstacle in lambing.Domestic Animals|Richard L. Allen
But we were started off, flung off, one might say, into different orbits by the forces of the war itself.The Hidden Places|Bertrand W. Sinclair
The cheek-bones were prominent, and the black eyes sunken in their orbits.Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands and Other Stories|Bret Harte
My eyes started out of their orbits like a rabbit's eyes, occasioned by a great cold and smoke.Revolutionary Reader|Sophie Lee Foster
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
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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Other Idioms and Phrases with orbit
see in orbit.