Meaning of ORBIT in English


[noun] - the curved path through which objects in space move around a planet or star which has gravitya stable orbit [C]Most planetary orbits are not circles but ellipses. [C]Once in space, the spacecraft went into orbit around the Earth. [U]The spacecraft is now in orbit round/around Venus. [U](figurative) Taxation falls within the orbit (= area of power or influence) of a different department. [C](figurative informal) Prices have gone into orbit (= become very high) this year. [U](figurative informal) When I told him what I'd done, he really went into orbit (= became very angry). [U]

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.