What does the word orbit mean?

Usage examples for 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 by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  2. Landing orbit begins in one minute! – Unwise Child by 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 ... by Gordon Randall Garrett