Meaning of ORBIT in English


■ noun

1》 the regularly repeated elliptical course of a celestial object or spacecraft about a star or planet.

↘the path of an electron round an atomic nucleus.

2》 a field of activity or influence: they brought many friends within the ~ of our lives.

3》 Anatomy the eye socket.

■ verb ( ~s , ~ing , ~ed ) move in ~ round (a star or planet).

↘put (a satellite) into ~.


into ~ informal into a state of heightened activity, anger, or excitement.


~er noun


C16: from L. ~a 'course, track', feminine of ~us 'circular'.

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