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noun (n)

  • the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another (noun.location)
    Synonym: celestial orbit
    He plotted the orbit of the moon.
    source: wordnet30
  • a particular environment or walk of life (noun.state)
    Synonym: area, arena, domain, field, sphere
    He's out of my orbit.
    source: wordnet30
  • an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: ambit, compass, range, reach, scope
    In the political orbit of a world power.
    source: wordnet30
  • the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom (noun.location)
    Synonym: electron orbit
    source: wordnet30
  • the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball (noun.body)
    source: wordnet30
  • The path described by a heavenly body in its periodical revolution around another body; as, the orbit of Jupiter, of the earth, of the moon. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • move in an orbit (verb.motion)
    Synonym: orb, revolve
    The moon orbits around the Earth.
    The planets are orbiting the sun.
    Electrons orbit the nucleus.
    source: wordnet30

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