Definition of 'orbit'
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This is not one star but two in tight orbit around each other. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He is the sun; the other dancers orbit around him. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A number of future political stars entered his orbit. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This confirms that it orbits the two stars. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The same small telescope will also show the four brightest moons as they orbit around the planet. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Could some of the planets orbiting other stars harbour beings that we could recognise as intelligent? Times, Sunday Times (2010)There is no evidence low earth orbit has any effect. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Many planets have highly elliptical orbits that would cause huge temperature variations. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The largest known planet that orbits another star has been discovered. Times, Sunday Times (2007)An astronaut orbiting 230 miles high grabbed his camera to capture the cloudless scene. The Sun (2011)Japan was the third area to enter the Chinese orbit. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)In space the animals were kept in five containers that automatically opened after reaching orbit and closed once it was time to return. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Then how about a stay in the galaxy's very first hotel in orbit? Times, Sunday Times (2007)We have a change in the shape of the orbit which takes around 100,000 years to complete. The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium (1990)It will orbit the Moon for one year. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This mass began to orbit the planet, forming our moon. EXTINCTION: Evolution and the End of Man (2002)In fact the eccentricity of the earth's elliptical orbit has only a minor effect on the seasons. Fire and Ice - the Greenhouse Effect, Ozone Depletion, and Nuclear Winter (1990)Recent upgrades on Earth mean that the laser teams can measure the lunar orbit to within a few millimetres. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We are the only country to have attained the capacity to reach earth's orbit and then renounced it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Like Earth, it orbits a sun at the right distance to make life possible. The Sun (2012)It has become one of more than 20,000 items of space junk whose unstable low orbits mean they will one day hurtle back to the surface. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As it passes by the Sun it will disturb the comet orbits and cause a comet shower, just as an alien star would do. Infinite in All Directions (1989)
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Translations for 'orbit'
British English: orbit NOUN
An orbit is the curved path in space that is followed by an object going round and round a planet, moon, or star.
Mars and Earth have orbits which change with time.
British English: orbit VERB
If something such as a satellite orbits a planet, moon, or sun, it moves around it in a continuous, curving path.
They launched the first satellite to orbit the earth.
Definition of orbit from the Collins English Dictionary
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