Textual thesaurus for "orbit"

(noun) compass, scope, range, reach, ambit

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

(noun) eye socket, cranial orbit, orbital cavity

the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball

(noun) celestial orbit

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

he plotted the orbit of the moon

(noun) electron orbit

the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom

(noun) field, area, arena, sphere, domain

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

(verb) revolve, orb

move in an orbit

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