HyperDic: orbit

English > 6 senses of the word orbit:
NOUNlocationorbit, celestial orbitthe (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another
stateorbit, sphere, domain, area, field, arenaa particular environment or walk of life
attributeorbit, scope, range, reach, compass, ambitan area in which something acts or operates or has power or control
locationorbit, electron orbitthe path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom
bodyorbit, eye socket, cranial orbit, orbital cavitythe bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball
VERBmotionorbit, orb, revolvemove in an orbit
orbit > pronunciation
Soundsao'rbaht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
English > orbit: 6 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningThe (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another.
Example"he plotted the orbit of the moon"
Synonymcelestial orbit
Partsapoapsis, point of apoapsis(astronomy) the point in an orbit farthest from the body being orbited
periapsis, point of periapsis(astronomy) the point in an orbit closest to the body being orbited
Narrowergeosynchronous orbitA circular orbit around the Earth having a period of 24 hours
Broaderpath, route, itineraryAn established line of travel or access
Spanishórbita
Catalanòrbita
Adjectivesorbitalof or relating to an orbit
suborbitalhaving or involving a trajectory of less than one orbit
Verbsorbitmove in an orbit
English > orbit: 6 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA particular environment or walk of life.
Example "he's out of my orbit"
Synonymssphere, domain, area, field, arena
NarrowerdistaffThe sphere of work by women
frontA sphere of activity involving effort
kingdom, land, realmA domain in which something is dominant
lapAn area of control or responsibility
political arena, political sphereA sphere of intense political activity
preserveA domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone
province, responsibilityThe proper sphere or extent of your activities
BroaderenvironmentThe totality of surrounding conditions
Spanishámbito, área, campo, dominio, esfera, órbita, terreno
Catalanàmbit, camp, domini, esfera, òrbita
English > orbit: 6 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningAn area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet".
Example "in the political orbit of a world power"
Synonymsscope, range, reach, compass, ambit
Narrowerapproximate range, ballparkNear to the scope or range of something
confinesA bounded scope
contrastThe 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)
gamutA complete extent or range
horizon, view, purviewThe range of interest or activity that can be anticipated
internationality, internationalismQuality of being international in scope
latitudescope for freedom of e.g. action or thought
palette, palletThe range of colour characteristic / characteristic of a particular artist or painting or school of art
spectrumA broad range of related objects or values or qualities or ideas or activities
sweep, expanseA wide scope
BroaderextentThe distance or area or volume over which something extends
Spanishalcance, ámbito, esfera, marco
Catalanabast, àmbit, esfera, marc
English > orbit: 6 senses > noun 4, location
MeaningThe path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom.
Synonymelectron orbit
Broaderpath, route, itineraryAn established line of travel or access
Spanishórbita
Adjectivesorbitalof or relating to an orbit
Verbsorbitmove in an orbit
English > orbit: 6 senses > noun 5, body
MeaningThe bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball.
Synonymseye socket, cranial orbit, orbital cavity
Part ofskullThe bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
Partslacrimal bonesmall fragile bone making up part of the front inner walls of each eye socket and providing room for the passage of the lacrimal ducts
Broadercavity, bodily cavity, cavum(anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus / sinus within the body
Spanishcuenca, órbita
Catalanconca, òrbita
Adjectivesorbitalof or relating to the eye socket
suborbitalsituated on or below the floor of the eye socket
English > orbit: 6 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove in an orbit.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "The moon orbits around the Earth"
  • "The planets are orbiting the sun"
  • "electrons orbit the nucleus"
Synonymsorb, revolve
NarrowerretrogradeMove backward in an orbit, of celestial bodies
BroadercircleMove in circles
Spanishdar vueltas, girar, orbitar, rotar
Catalangirar, orbitar, rotar
Nounsorbitthe (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another
orbitthe path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom
orbiterman-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon

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