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  1. an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another; "he plotted the orbit of the moon" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. move in an orbit, as of celestial bodies; "The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The planets are orbiting the sun" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. move in an orbit; "The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The planets are orbiting the sun"; "electrons orbit the nucleus" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. The path described by a heavenly body in its periodical revolution around another body; as, the orbit of Jupiter, of the earth, of the moon. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. An orb or ball. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The cavity or socket of the skull in which the eye and its appendages are situated. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The skin which surrounds the eye of a bird. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Orbital. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. The bony cavity which contains the eye; the circular or nearly circular course of a heavenly body. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. The eye-socket, orbita. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  15. Socket receiving eyeball. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  16. The path described by a celestial body in the heavens: the bony cavity for the eyeball: the skin round the eye. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Circular course; path of a heavenly body; cavity of the eye. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. The path in space along which a heavenly body moves. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. The cavity of the skull containing the eye. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. The path described by a heavenly body in its periodical revolution; the bony cavity of the eye. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. The path or course described by a celestial body in the heavens; the cavity in the skull containing the eyeball. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. The bony cavity in which the eye is situated ; the skin round the eye of a bird ; the hollow in the arthropod cephalothorax in which the eye-stalk rises. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  23. [Latin] The bony cavity in which the eye is situated (anat.); the skin round the eye of a bird; the hollow in the arthropod cephalothorax in which the eye-stalk rises (zool.). na
  24. or'bit, n. the path in which one of the heavenly bodies, as a planet, moves round another, as the sun: the hollow in the bone in which the eyeball rests--also OR'BITA: the skin round the eye.--adjs. OR'BITAL, OR'BITARY. [L. orbita--orbis, a ring.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  25. The circular cavities are so called, which lodge the organs of sight. The orbits or orbitar fossae or cavities, conchi are situate at the upper part of the face, and are composed of seven bones, viz.:-the frontal, above; the palate and superior maxillary, below; the sphenoid and malar, externally; and the ethmoid and lachrymal, internally. The orbit is filled by the globe of the eye, with its different accessory parts-muscles, nerves, vessels, the lachrymal gland, &c. Its margin is termed margo orbitalis. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  26. Eye-socket, whence orbito-comb. form; border round eye of bird or insect; curved course of planet, comet, satellite, or binary star. Hence orbital a. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  27. Bony socket that contains the eye. American pocket medical dictionary.
  28. The eye socket; a quadrilateral conical cavity situated at the upper and anterior part of the face, with its base directed forward and outward and its apex backward and inward. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  29. [L.] (Anat.) The cavity in which the eye is embedded ; formed, in man, by seven orbital bones. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  30. [L.] (Astron.) The path described by a planet or other heavenly body round its primary ; as the orbit of Jupiter or of one of the components of a double star. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  31. n. [Latin] The path described by a heavenly body in its periodical revolution ;— the cavity in which the eye is situated ;— the skin which surrounds the eye of a bird. Cabinet Dictionary

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