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Synonyms for orbit
ˈɔr bɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. orbit, celestial orbit(noun)

    the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another

    "he plotted the orbit of the moon"

    Synonyms:
    reach, sphere, range, domain, scope, arena, electron orbit, cranial orbit, area, compass, eye socket, ambit, field, celestial orbit, orbital cavity

  2. sphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arena(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    study, compass, land, heavens, sphere, demesne, knowledge base, field of study, plain, empyrean, welkin, ambit, sector, range, scope, eye socket, field of operations, country, subject field, reach, flying field, subject area, vault of heaven, celestial sphere, expanse, area, force field, line of business, sphere of influence, theater of operations, battlefield, theatre of operations, orbital cavity, bailiwick, stadium, playing area, field of view, champaign, scene of action, theatre, battleground, airfield, knowledge domain, cranial orbit, world, electron orbit, playing field, theater, discipline, region, firmament, field of operation, field of force, sports stadium, bowl, landing field, subject, domain, field of honor, arena, surface area, domain of a function, field, field of battle, celestial orbit, athletic field

  3. scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambit(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    compass, oscilloscope, background, sphere, electron orbit, scope, ambit, range, stove, eye socket, kitchen range, setting, area, range of a function, orbital cavity, grasp, cooking stove, chain, mountain range, reaching, range of mountains, stretch, kitchen stove, chain of mountains, cathode-ray oscilloscope, mountain chain, image, telescope, reach, domain, cranial orbit, arena, field, celestial orbit

  4. orbit, electron orbit(noun)

    the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom

    Synonyms:
    reach, sphere, range, domain, scope, arena, electron orbit, cranial orbit, area, compass, eye socket, ambit, field, celestial orbit, orbital cavity

  5. eye socket, orbit, cranial orbit, orbital cavity(verb)

    the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball

    Synonyms:
    reach, range, domain, arena, scope, eye socket, electron orbit, cranial orbit, sphere, compass, ambit, field, celestial orbit, orbital cavity, area

  6. orb, orbit, revolve(verb)

    move in an orbit

    "The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The planets are orbiting the sun"; "electrons orbit the nucleus"

    Synonyms:
    go around, orb, revolve, roll, rotate

Wiktionary

  1. orbit(verb)

    Synonyms:
    launch, tag along, circumambulate

  2. orbit(verb)

    To circle or revolve around another object.

    The Earth orbits the Sun.

    Synonyms:
    launch, tag along, circumambulate

  3. orbit(verb)

    To move around the general vicinity of something.

    The harried mother had a cloud of children orbiting her, asking for sweets.

    Synonyms:
    tag along, circumambulate, launch

  4. orbit(verb)

    To place an object into an orbit around a planet

    A rocket was used to orbit the satellite

    Synonyms:
    circumambulate, launch, tag along

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. orbit

    Synonyms:
    revolution, path, circuit, sphere

    Antonyms:
    eccentricity, deviation, perturbation

Editors Contribution

  1. go around

    orbit has a literal meaning to go around something or someone

    the earth orbits the sun

    Submitted by samanthi.nethali on September 28, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. orbit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    orb, circular path (of a celestial body)

  2. orbit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Anat.) cavity of the eye

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    orbital, orbiting, track

How to pronounce orbit?

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How to say orbit in sign language?

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How to use orbit in a sentence?

  1. Kevin Wagner:

    It is not clear how this planet ended up on its wide orbit in this extreme system ... but it shows there is more variety out there than many would have deemed possible.

  2. Diana Dragomir:

    Its the coolest small planet that we know of around a star this bright, we know a lot about atmospheres of hot planets, but because its very hard to find small planets that orbit farther from their stars and are therefore cooler, we havent been able to learn much about these smaller, cooler planets.

  3. Helena Morais:

    ' Oumuamua is a visitor to the solar system, that was a nice and important confirmation that interstellar objects can pass by. If they pass by then they may also be captured in a stable orbit as it is the case of 2015 BZ509.

  4. George Nield:

    We do not have formal authority today to deal with what happens on orbit or on other planetary terrestrial bodies. That’s the issue that we’re wrestling with, what is being looked at right now is a Band-Aid fix because the system is broken.

  5. Noah Petro:

    I’ve been telling people to go out at night on either Sunday or Monday night to see the supermoon, the difference in distance from one night to the next will be very subtle, so if it’s cloudy on Sunday, go out on Monday. Any time after sunset should be fine. The last time the full moon was this close to Earth was 1948, NASA says. BEHOLD, THE' PILLARS OF DESTRUCTION' The moon only appears full from Earth when our planet is between the sun and the moon. But since the moon’s orbit has an elliptical shape, sometimes it is closer to Earth than other times. Astronomers call the closest-to-the-Earth moment the perigee. What makes November 14 special is that the moon.


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