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orbit

 
Noun orbit has 5 senses
  1. orbit, celestial orbit - the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another; "he plotted the orbit of the moon"
    --1 is a kind of path, route, itinerary
    --1 has parts: apoapsis, point of apoapsis; periapsis, point of periapsis
    --1 has particulars: geosynchronous orbit
    Derived form: verb orbit1
  2. 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"
    --2 is a kind of environment
    --2 has particulars:
     distaff; front; kingdom, land, realm; lap; political arena, political sphere; preserve; province, responsibility
  3. 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"; "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"
    --3 is a kind of extent
    --3 has particulars:
     approximate range, ballpark; confines; contrast; internationality, internationalism; latitude; horizon, view, purview; sweep, expanse; gamut; spectrum; palette, pallet
  4. orbit, electron orbit - the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom
    --4 is a kind of path, route, itinerary
    Derived form: verb orbit1
  5. eye socket, orbit, cranial orbit, orbital cavity - the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball
    --5 is a kind of cavity, bodily cavity, cavum
    --5 is a part of skull
    --5 has parts: lacrimal bone
Verb orbit has 1 sense
  1. orbit, revolve - move in an orbit; "The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The planets are orbiting the sun"; "electrons orbit the nucleus"
    --1 is one way to circle, circulate
    Derived forms: noun orbit4, noun orbit1, noun orbiter1
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Something ----s something
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