The (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another:
— He plotted the orbit of the moon.
synonym: celestial orbit.
Dutch: baan, omloop, omloopsbaan
A particular environment or walk of life:
— He's out of my orbit.
Dutch: domein, gebied, sfeer, terrein, veld, vlak
An area in which something acts or operates or has power or control::
— In the political orbit of a world power.
Dutch: omvang, domein, invloedssfeer, bereik, draagwijdte, raam, reikwijdte, scope
The path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom.
synonym: electron orbit.
The bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball.
Move in an orbit:
— The moon orbits around the Earth.
— The planets are orbiting the sun.
— Electrons orbit the nucleus.
Moby thesaurus: Earth insertion, LEM, LM, O, air lane, ambit, annular muscle, annulus, aphelion, apogee, area, arena, areola, astronomical longitude, attitude-control rocket, aureole, autumnal equinox, bailiwick, ball, ballistic capsule ... show more.
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