Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun orbit

5 senses of orbit

Sense 1
orbit, celestial orbit -- (the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another; "he plotted the orbit of the moon")
       => path, route, itinerary -- (an established line of travel or access)

Sense 2
sphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arena -- (a particular environment or walk of life; "his social sphere is limited"; "it was a closed area of employment"; "he's out of my orbit")
       => environment -- (the totality of surrounding conditions; "he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room")

Sense 3
scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambit -- (an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "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")
       => extent -- (the distance or area or volume over which something extends; "the vast extent of the desert"; "an orchard of considerable extent")

Sense 4
orbit, electron orbit -- (the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom)
       => path, route, itinerary -- (an established line of travel or access)

Sense 5
eye socket, orbit, cranial orbit, orbital cavity -- (the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball)
       => cavity, bodily cavity, cavum -- ((anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb orbit

1 sense of orbit

Sense 1
orb, orbit, revolve -- (move in an orbit; "The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The planets are orbiting the sun"; "electrons orbit the nucleus")
       => circle, circulate -- (move in circles)

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