Orbit Definition

ôrbĭt
orbited, orbiting, orbits
noun
orbits
One complete revolution of such a body.
American Heritage Science
The path taken by an artificial satellite or spacecraft around a celestial body.
Webster's New World
The actual or imaginary path taken by a celestial body during its periodic revolution around another body.
Webster's New World
The bony cavity containing the eye; eye socket.
Webster's New World
The range or extent of one's experience or activity.
Webster's New World
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verb
orbited, orbiting, orbits
To move in an orbit or circle.
Webster's New World
To put (a satellite or spacecraft) into an orbit in space.
Webster's New World
To move in an orbit around.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Orbit

Noun

Singular:
orbit
Plural:
orbits

Origin of Orbit

  • Middle English orbite eye socket from Old French from Latin orbita orbit probably from orbis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin orbita (“course, track”).

    From Wiktionary

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