Crossword clues for orbit
- Circle the Earth
- What an astronaut may be in
- "Happy Mother's ___!"
- Cosmic path
- The path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom
- The bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball
- A particular environment or walk of life
- The (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another
- An area in which something acts or operates or has power or control
- Glenn's coup
- Path for Pluto
- Celestial path
- Glenn's path in 1962
- Astronaut's lap
- Astronaut's circle
- Trip that's out of this world?
- Path of Discovery
- Space path
- Range of influence
- Jupiter's path
- Planetary path
- Space lap
- Sputnik's path
- Circle, as an astronaut
- Apollo's path
- Astronaut's path
- Go around
- Range of activities
- Satellite path
- Do what Glenn did
- Eye socket
- Planet path
- Glenn's lap
- Pluto's path
- Satellite's path
- An astronaut gets into it
- Round trip?
- Santa's flight?
- Go around the world
- Once around the world
- Path for Apollo
- Around-the-world trip
- Planet's path
- Go in circles
- Rocket's course
- What a satellite may be in
- All the way around
- Go around in circles?
- Way around
- Elliptical path
- Ride around
- The way of the world?
- Asteroid's path
- Moon's path
- Path around the earth
- Spacecraft's path
- Once around
- Go around and around
- Electron's path
- Go round and round
- What much space junk is in
- Revolutionary path
- Worldly path?
- A satellite may be kept in it
- Trident alternative
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Orbit \Or"bit\, n. [L. orbita a track or rut made by a wheel, course, circuit, fr. orbis a circle: cf. F. orbite. See 2d Orb.]
(Astron.) 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.
An orb or ball. [Rare & Improper]
Roll the lucid orbit of an eye.
(Anat.) The cavity or socket of the skull in which the eye and its appendages are situated.
(Zo["o]l.) The skin which surrounds the eye of a bird.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., "the eye socket," from Old French orbite or directly from Medieval Latin orbita, transferred use of Latin orbita "wheel track, beaten path, rut, course, orbit" (see orb). Astronomical sense first recorded 1690s in English; it was in classical Latin, revived in Gerard of Cremona's translation of Avicenna. The Old English word for "eye socket" was eaghring.
1946, from orbit (n.). Related: Orbited; orbiting.
n. 1 A circular or elliptical path of one object around another object. 2 A sphere of influence; an area of control. 3 The course of one's usual progression, or the extent of one's typical range. 4 (context anatomy English) The bony cavity containing the eyeball; the eye socket. 5 (context physics English) The path an electron takes around an atom's nucleus. 6 (context mathematics English) A collection of points related by the evolution function of a dynamical system. vb. 1 To circle or revolve around another object. 2 To move around the general vicinity of something. 3 To place an object into an orbit around a planet.
v. move in an orbit; "The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The planets are orbiting the sun"; "electrons orbit the nucleus" [syn: revolve]
n. the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another; "he plotted the orbit of the moon" [syn: celestial orbit]
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" [syn: scope, range, reach, compass, ambit]
the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom [syn: electron orbit]
ORBit is a CORBA 2.4 compliant Object Request Broker (ORB). It features mature C, C++ and Python bindings, and less developed bindings for Perl, Lisp, Pascal, Ruby, and Tcl. Most of the code is distributed under the LGPL license, although the IDL compiler and utilities use the GPL.
ORBit was originally written to serve as middleware for the GNOME project, but has seen use outside of the project.
In mathematics, in the study of dynamical systems, an orbit is a collection of points related by the evolution function of the dynamical system. The orbit is a subset of the phase space and the set of all orbits is a partition of the phase space, that is, different orbits do not intersect in the phase space. Understanding the properties of orbits by using topological methods is one of the objectives of the modern theory of dynamical systems.
Orbit is the gravitationally curved path of one object around a point or another body.
Orbit may also refer to:
Orbit is a brand of sugarless chewing gum from the Wrigley Company. In the United States, where it was re-launched in 2001, it is sold in cardboard boxes with 14 individually wrapped pieces of gum per package. In the UK, where it was launched in 1977 it was originally sold as a traditional long-stick gum, later replaced by the same format as the US
Orbit White, packaged in blister packs of 12 pieces, was released to compete with Cadbury Adams' Trident White gum in 2001.
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Orbit is the first album by William Orbit. While all of his later solo albums are predominantly instrumental, this album consists mostly of songs with lyrics, with vocals performed by Peta Nikolich.
William has described the Orbit album as 'far from his best' and has suggested that listeners save their money for something else unless they are collecto-maniacs. Orbit has been deleted since the mid Eighties but was re-released without his permission in digital form by IRS to coincide with William's latest release My Oracle Lives Uptown (2009)
Orbit is a peer-reviewed medical journal covering developments and results from the variety of medical disciplines that overlap and converge in the field of orbital disorders: ophthalmology, otolaryngology, reconstructive and maxillofacial surgery, endocrinology, radiology, radiotherapy and oncology, neurology, neuro-ophthalmology and neurosurgery, pathology and immunology, and hematology.
In anatomy, the orbit is the cavity or socket of the skull in which the eye and its appendages are situated. "Orbit" can refer to the bony socket, or it can also be used to imply the contents. In the adult human, the volume of the orbit is 30 mL, of which the eye occupies 6.5 mL. The orbital contents comprise the eye, the orbital and retrobulbar fascia, extraocular muscles, cranial nerves II, III, IV, V, and VI, blood vessels, fat, the lacrimal gland with its sac and nasolacrimal duct, the eyelids, medial and lateral palpebral ligaments, check ligaments, the suspensory ligament, septum, ciliary ganglion and short ciliary nerves.
Orbit was an American long-running series of anthologies of new fiction edited by Damon Knight, often featuring work by such writers as Gene Wolfe, Joanna Russ, R. A. Lafferty, and Kate Wilhelm, who was married to Knight. The anthologies tended toward the avant-garde edge of science fiction, but by no means exclusively; occasionally the volumes would feature some nonfiction critical writing or humorous anecdotes by Knight. Inspired by Frederik Pohl's Star Science Fiction series, and in its turn an influence on Harlan Ellison's Dangerous Visions volumes and many others, it ran for over a decade and twenty-one volumes, not including a "Best-of" collection which covered the years 1966-1976.
Orbit is a Boston, Massachusetts-based power trio. Formed in 1994, the band went on hiatus in late 2001. Their initial releases were on drummer Buckley's own Lunch Records label before the band moved to major label A&M Records. They completed recording their second major label album, "Guide To Better Living", but it was never released by A&M. The band then moved back to Lunch Records for the rest of their releases.
Perhaps the high point of the band's career was the hit, "Medicine", and their presence on the 1997 Lollapalooza tour. They also had the song, "XLR8R", included on the soundtrack of the PlayStation 2 game, FreQuency.
Orbit played two reunion shows on December 28 and 29, 2007, at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA. They performed with also defunct Boston indie rock group The Sheila Divine.
Orbit performed a show on January 14, 2011, at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA with The Sheila Divine.
Orbit is the name given to Major League Baseball's Houston Astros mascot, a lime-green outer-space creature wearing an Astros jersey with antennae extending into baseballs. Orbit was the team's official mascot from the 1990 through the 1999 seasons until the 2000 season, where Junction Jack was introduced as the team's mascot with the move from the Astrodome to then Enron Field. Orbit returned on November 2, 2012 at the unveiling of the Astros new look for their 2013 debut in the American League. The name Orbit pays homage to Houston's association with NASA and nickname Space City.
Orbit (foaled 1885) was a Thoroughbred racehorse. He was trained at Kingsclere by John Porter for the 1st Duke of Westminster. As a three-year-old he won the Eclipse Stakes.
Orbit is a collaborative album by American jazz saxophonist Rob Brown and the Swiss duo composed of pianist Guerino Mazzola and percussionist Heinz Geisser. It was recorded in 1996 and released on the Music & Arts label. Mazzola and Geisser worked together since 1994, before this album they played as a trio of similar instrumentation with Swiss saxophonist Mathias Rissi instead of Brown.
Usage examples of "orbit".
If we only consider the mean or average effect in orbits nearly circular, this force may be considered as an ablatitious force at all distances below the mean, counterbalanced by an opposite effect at all distances above the mean.
My ship abuilding out in the construction orbits was human-designed and human-built, but most of the construction, and all of the drive and communications systems, were adapted from Heechee designs.
Grounders never got used to the fact that in orbit, you decelerated by firing your rockets to move into a higher, slower orbit, and accelerated by using your retros to drop into a lower, faster orbit.
Mere minutes after the decoys had completed their burns, six COREs, accelerating at a terrifying rate, suddenly lifted out of orbit toward the decoys.
Adikor, speaking directly to the adjudicator, before the orbiting Bolbay blocked his line of sight again.
Orbit Approach, this is Starship Impris, Faber Eridani registry Sierra Alfa Niner-Four-Two-Seven-Two, with you at half a million kilometers.
There was this lump of iron that I had dragged all the way back from the Galactic West, encased in aluminum and neutronium and alnico magnets, hanging there in its orbit, quite useless, so far, but potentially extremely useful.
Wherever they sailed, the dense schools of amberjack and billfish observed from orbit turned and headed for waters that were colder and deeper than anything they normally inhabited.
Q-ship in orbit around Travancore and the control room of Anabasis Headquarters were close, an infinitesimal Link-space distance apart.
If the radial disturbing force be exterior to the disturbed body, it will diminish the central force, and cause a progressive motion in the aphelion point of the orbit.
And, we might also ask, why the tangential resistance to the comet of Encke should not also produce a retrograde motion in the apsides of the orbit, instead of diminishing its period?
Upon reaching a point some twenty-five miles northeast of El Arish, he would reverse course and begin their orbit.
And even then the pull of Jupiter would be forever changing asteroidal orbits here and there.
Their fixed trajectory had kept them blindside to 13 throughout the entire orbit of planet-four.
But when he looked through his outer eyes and saw, only light-years away, a likely sun, he blinked to it, saw its family, orbited the likely planets and went through his routine.