orbit orbit  /ˈɔr bət/


  1. (n) the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another
  2. (n) a particular environment or walk of life
  3. (n) an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:
  4. (n) the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom
  5. (n) the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball
  6. (v) move in an orbit

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  1. A pet project of Space-Flight Prophet Wernher von Braun and his disciples is the creation of an artificial satellite revolving in an orbit 1,000 miles above the earth.
  2. Their original Earth orbit flight plan would be changed to a lunar orbit.
  3. The third stage left the satellite stranded in an unusable orbit.


  1. New NASA satellite to begin sun-watching mission

    From its perch in low-Earth orbit, NASA's newest satellite will soon get a close-up look at a little-explored region of the sun that's thought to drive space weather that can affect Earth.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Laramie Boomerang

  2. Editorial: Greetings, Venusians. Take me to your ATM

    At any given moment, there are only a handful of humans in space — in the International Space Station and, occasionally, some Chinese astronauts shot into orbit for a short ride.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

  3. Photos: Astronaut In Orbit Drives Robots on Earth

    NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy was soaring in orbit while using a computer to drive a rover in California.
    on June 30, 2013     Source: SPACE.com

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  1. "It's great to have some good, on orbit electricians working for us," said astronaut Stephen Robinson in Mission Control.
    on Dec 15, 2006 By: Stephen Robinson Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The first time we have two female commanders in orbit - that will be neat," Whitson said.
    on Jun 15, 2007 By: Peggy Whitson Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "We're delighted to take this piece of Sir Isaac Newton's apple tree to orbit. While it's up there, it will be experiencing no gravity, so if it had an apple on it, the apple wouldn't fall," Sellers said. "I'm pretty sure that Sir Isaac would...
    on May 10, 2010 By: Piers Sellers Source: National Post

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