Yahoo Dictionary Web Search

  1. or·bit
    IPA[ˈôrbət]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. (of a celestial object or spacecraft) move in orbit around (a star or planet):

      Mercury orbits the Sun
    • 2. fly or move around in a circle:

      the mobile's disks spun and orbited slowly
    • 3. put (a satellite) into orbit:

      France has been orbiting satellites with her own launcher
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: orbit, plural noun: orbits

    • noun

      the curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft round a star, planet, or moon, especially a periodic elliptical revolution:

      one complete circuit round an orbited body:

    • verb

      (of a celestial object or spacecraft) move in orbit round (a star or planet):

      move in a circle:

    • noun

      a trajectory by which a spacecraft can pass from one orbit to another at a higher altitude, especially a geostationary orbit.
    • noun

      a satellite orbit that passes over polar regions, especially one whose plane contains the polar axis:
    • into a state of heightened performance, activity, anger, or excitement
    • noun

      a satellite orbit that passes over polar regions, especially one whose plane contains the polar axis:
    • noun

      a trajectory by which a spacecraft can pass from one orbit to another at a higher altitude, especially a geostationary orbit.
    • into a state of heightened activity, anger, or excitement
  1. 8 results