Synonyms of 'orbit'
the curved path followed by something, such as a heavenly body or spacecraft, in its motion around another bodythe point at which the planet's orbit is closest to the sun
A group of reporters blocked his path.
The tornado wrecked everything in its path.
For nearly four hours we maintained our course northwards.
following the track of a hurricane
the necessary cycle of birth, growth, decay and death
She moved only in the most exalted circles.
The gear drives a wheel 1/10th revolution per cycle.
They elbowed a passage through the shoppers.
the daily rotation of the earth upon its axis
trajectory, , ,
the trajectory of an artillery shell
a range or sphere of action or influenceCora dazzled all who came within her orbit.
sphere of influence,
the British or American spheres of influence
The elite are no longer beyond the reach of the law.
The trees on the mountain within my range of vision had all been felled.
Opera remained largely the province of the aristocracy.
the scope of a novel
the sphere of international politics
This sort of information should be in the public domain.
Within the compass of a book of this size, such a comprehensive survey is not practicable.
medicines which fall outside the ambit of the price-fixing agreement
to move around (a heavenly body) in an orbitthe first satellite to orbit the Earth
This is the ring road that circles the city.
The area is ringed by troops.
The Christians fled when they saw the city being compassed with armies.
A forty-foot-high concrete wall encircles the jail.
a proposal to gird the river with a series of small hydroelectric dams
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in the sense of ambit
limits or boundarymedicines which fall outside the ambit of the price-fixing agreement
in the sense of circumscribe
to draw a geometric figure around (another figure) so that the two are in contact but do not intersect
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