Meaning of ORBIT in English


[or.bit] n [ME, fr. ML orbita, fr. L, rut, track, prob. fr. orbis] (15c): the bony socket of the eye -- adj

[2]orbit n [L orbita path, rut, orbit] (1696) 1 a: a path described by one body in its revolution about another (as by the earth about the sun or by an electron about an atomic nucleus); also: one complete revolution of a body describing such a path b: a circular path

2: a range or sphere of activity or influence syn see range -- adj [3]orbit vt (1943) 1: to revolve in an orbit around: circle

2: to send up and make revolve in an orbit "~ a satellite" ~ vi: to travel in circles

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