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Definitions and Synonyms of orbit | Another word for orbit | What is orbit?

Definition 1: an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where orbit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the range of a supersonic jet
  • a piano has a greater range than the human voice
  • the ambit of municipal legislation
  • within the compass of this article
  • within the scope of an investigation
  • outside the reach of the law
  • in the political orbit of a world power

Synonyms for orbit in the sense of this definition

(orbit is a kind of ...) the distance or area or volume over which something extends

"the vast extent of the desert" "an orchard of considerable extent"

(... is a kind of orbit ) a broad range of related objects or values or qualities or ideas or activities

(... is a kind of orbit ) a complete extent or range:

"a face that expressed a gamut of emotions"

(... is a kind of orbit ) a wide scope

"the sweep of the plains"

(... is a kind of orbit ) the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated

"It is beyond the horizon of present knowledge"

(... is a kind of orbit ) scope for freedom of e.g. action or thought; freedom from restriction

(... is a kind of orbit ) quality of being international in scope

"he applauded the internationality of scientific terminology"

(... is a kind of orbit ) the range of optical density and tone on a photographic negative or print (or the extent to which adjacent areas on a television screen differ in brightness)

(... is a kind of orbit ) a bounded scope

"he stayed within the confines of the city"

(... is a kind of orbit ) near to the scope or range of something

"his answer wasn't even in the right ballpark"

(... is a kind of orbit ) the range of colour characteristic of a particular artist or painting or school of art

Definition 2: the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for orbit in the sense of this definition

(orbit is a kind of ...) (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body

(orbit is a part of ...) small fragile bone making up part of the front inner walls of each eye socket and providing room for the passage of the lacrimal ducts

(... is part of orbit) the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates

Definition 3: the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another - [noun denoting location]

Samples where orbit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he plotted the orbit of the moon

Synonyms for orbit in the sense of this definition

(orbit is a kind of ...) an established line of travel or access

(... is a kind of orbit ) a circular orbit around the Earth having a period of 24 hours

(orbit is a part of ...) (astronomy) the point in an orbit farthest from the body being orbited

(orbit is a part of ...) (astronomy) the point in an orbit closest to the body being orbited

Definition 4: the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for orbit in the sense of this definition

(orbit is a kind of ...) an established line of travel or access

Definition 5: a particular environment or walk of life - [noun denoting state]

Samples where orbit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his social sphere is limited
  • it was a closed area of employment
  • he's out of my orbit

Synonyms for orbit in the sense of this definition

(orbit is a kind of ...) the totality of surrounding conditions

"he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room"

(... is a kind of orbit ) the sphere of work by women

(... is a kind of orbit ) a sphere of activity involving effort

"the Japanese were active last week on the diplomatic front" "they advertise on many different fronts"

(... is a kind of orbit ) a domain in which something is dominant

"the untroubled kingdom of reason" "a land of make-believe" "the rise of the realm of cotton in the south"

(... is a kind of orbit ) an area of control or responsibility

"the job fell right in my lap"

(... is a kind of orbit ) a sphere of intense political activity

(... is a kind of orbit ) a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone

"medicine is no longer a male preserve"

(... is a kind of orbit ) the proper sphere or extent of your activities

"it was his province to take care of himself"

Definition 6: move in an orbit - [verb of motion]

Samples where orbit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The moon orbits around the Earth
  • The planets are orbiting the sun
  • electrons orbit the nucleus

Synonyms for orbit in the sense of this definition

(orbit is a kind of ...) move in a circular path above (someone or something)

"the plane circled, looking for a landing spot"

(... is a kind of orbit ) move backward in an orbit, of celestial bodies

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