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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 for "orbit":

    orbital, orbiting, track

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How to use orbit in a sentence?

  1. Greg Autry:

    A U.S. company, we were getting $40,000 per kilogram to [send to] synchronous orbit, and the new startups were expecting a $25,000 to $30,000 price – and then the Chinese started to come in and announce $5,000, so it’s not like the cut it 10% or 20% or even half.

  2. Craig Robinson:

    They have been in existence for quite a while, long before Carson even started showing up in the state. That longevity gives them an advantage, because for a long time, it was people's only way to contact anyone in the Carson orbit, so people are used to dealing with them, i think the big problem is that campaign is going to be in the dark about what the PAC is doing. For example, does the PAC have someone lined up to speak at my caucus or does the campaign? What if there are two people who think they are going to do it, or worse, nobody? Caucus campaigns require a lot of attention to detail, so extra hands in the kitchen on caucus night could make things messy in a hurry.

  3. Narendra Modi:

    Our scientists shot down a live satellite 300 kilometers away in space, in low-Earth orbit, india has made an unprecedented achievement today.

  4. 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.

  5. Richard Branson:

    While those investigations are ongoing and Mr Khashoggi presence is not known, I will suspend my directorships of the two tourism projects. Virgin will also suspend Mr Khashoggi presence discussions with the Public Investment Fund over the proposed investment in our space companies Virgin Galactic and Virgin Orbit.

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