Meaning of ORBIT in English

ORBIT

transcription, транскрипция: [ ɔ:(r)bɪt ]

( orbits, orbiting, orbited)

1.

An orbit is the curved path in space that is followed by an object going round and round a planet, moon, or star.

Mars and Earth have orbits which change with time...

The planet is probably in orbit around a small star.

N-COUNT : also in/into N

2.

If something such as a satellite orbits a planet, moon, or sun, it moves around it in a continuous, curving path.

In 1957 the Soviet Union launched the first satellite to orbit the earth.

= circle

VERB : V n

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