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Noun: orbit  or-bit
  1. The (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another
    "he plotted the orbit of the moon";
    - celestial orbit
     
  2. A particular environment or walk of life
    "he's out of my orbit";
    - sphere, domain, area, field, arena
     
  3. An area in which something acts or operates or has power or control
    "in the political orbit of a world power";
    - scope, range, reach, compass, ambit
     
  4. The path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom
    - electron orbit
     
  5. The bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball
    - eye socket, cranial orbit, orbital cavity
Verb: orbit  or-bit
  1. Circle or revolve around another object; move in an orbit
    "The planets are orbiting the sun"; "electrons orbit the nucleus"; "The moon orbits around the Earth";
    - orb, revolve

Derived forms: orbits, orbiting, orbited

Type of: bodily cavity, cavity, cavum, circle, circulate, environment, extent, itinerary, path, route

Part of: skull

Encyclopedia: Orbit