Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

The path in space along which a heavenly body moves.

Part of speech: noun

The cavity of the skull containing the eye.

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Usage examples "orbit":

  1. Keeping the hand on the neck and dragging on the feet by the aid of ropes, the hand may come to touch and seize the ear, or, still better, one or two fingers may be inserted into the orbit of the eye. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. Landing orbit begins in one minute! - "Unwise Child", Gordon Randall Garrett.
  3. Second, and even more important, the fourth world was at such a point in its orbit that the energy required to land would destroy the ship beyond any doubt. - "Anything You Can Do ...", Gordon Randall Garrett.