Search Result:orbit

KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋɒrbIt 〕


〔 ˊɒːbit 〕

Overview of noun orbit

The noun orbit has 5 senses

  • orbit, celestial orbit -- (the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another; "he plotted the orbit of the moon")

  • sphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arena -- (a particular environment or walk of life; "his social sphere is limited"; "it was a closed area of employment"; "he's out of my orbit")

  • scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambit -- (an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "a piano has a greater range than the human voice"; "the ambit of municipal legislation"; "within the compass of this article"; "within the scope of an investigation"; "outside the reach of the law"; "in the political orbit of a world power")

  • orbit, electron orbit -- (the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom)

  • eye socket, orbit, cranial orbit, orbital cavity -- (the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball)

Overview of verb orbit

The verb orbit has 1 sense

  • orb, orbit, revolve -- (move in an orbit; "The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The planets are orbiting the sun"; "electrons orbit the nucleus")