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1. orbit

noun. ['ˈɔrbət'] the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another.

Synonyms

  • point of apoapsis
  • path
  • periapsis
  • apoapsis
  • celestial orbit
  • route
  • itinerary
  • geosynchronous orbit

Antonyms

  • periapsis
  • apoapsis
  • point of periapsis
  • disesteem

Etymology

  • orbita (Latin)
  • orbis (Latin)

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Rhymes with Orbit

  • abbot
  • abbott
  • cabot
  • celebate
  • celibate
  • garbutt
  • habit
  • halibut
  • hurlbut
  • hurlbutt
  • inhabit
  • inhibit
  • jackrabbit
  • kabat
  • kubat
  • marbut
  • nisbet
  • prohibit
  • rabbit
  • sherbet

Sentences with orbit


1. Verb, base form
How long does it take Earth to orbit the sun?

2. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
Negatively charged electrons orbit the nucleus.

3. Noun, singular or mass
The Earth slowly revolves around the sun in a set path known as an orbit.

4. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Neptune has over 20 satellites, or moons, that orbit the planet.

Quotes about orbit


1. The final mystery is oneself. When one has weighed the sun in the balance, and measured the steps of the moon, and mapped out the seven heavens star by star, there still remains oneself. Who can calculate the orbit of his own soul?
- Oscar Wilde, De Profundis

2. Stratospherical Poems [10w] Poets circle the earth in a higher orbit than readers.
- Beryl Dov

3. Fat Bungee Jumpers When I watch a fat woman bungee jumpI swear I can feel the earth leaving its orbit.
- Beryl Dov

2. orbit

verb. ['ˈɔrbət'] move in an orbit.

Synonyms

  • orb
  • circulate
  • circle
  • revolve

Antonyms

  • embark
  • masculine
  • antapex
  • zenith

Etymology

  • orbita (Latin)
  • orbis (Latin)

3. orbit

noun. ['ˈɔrbət'] an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet".

Synonyms

  • pallet
  • approximate range
  • internationalism
  • contrast
  • extent
  • view
  • horizon
  • range
  • confines
  • purview
  • ambit
  • palette
  • internationality
  • reach
  • spectrum
  • compass
  • expanse
  • latitude
  • ballpark
  • gamut
  • scope

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • dirty
  • lose
  • nationalism

Etymology

  • orbita (Latin)
  • orbis (Latin)

4. orbit

noun. ['ˈɔrbət'] a particular environment or walk of life.

Synonyms

  • field
  • political sphere
  • land
  • political arena
  • distaff
  • kingdom
  • sphere
  • area
  • arena
  • front
  • realm
  • preserve
  • responsibility
  • environment
  • province
  • domain

Antonyms

  • starve
  • bottom out
  • top out
  • fail

Etymology

  • orbita (Latin)
  • orbis (Latin)

5. orbit

noun. ['ˈɔrbət'] the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom.

Synonyms

  • path
  • route
  • electron orbit

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • upgrade
  • downgrade
  • incapability

Etymology

  • orbita (Latin)
  • orbis (Latin)

6. orbit

noun. ['ˈɔrbət'] the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball.

Synonyms

  • eye socket
  • orbital cavity
  • cavity
  • skull
  • cavum
  • bodily cavity
  • cranial orbit

Antonyms

  • esteem
  • respect
  • exclude
  • disrespect

Etymology

  • orbita (Latin)
  • orbis (Latin)
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