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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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 
  1.  (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. 
  2.  An  orb  or  ball.  [Rare  &  Improper] 
  Roll  the  lucid  orbit  of  an  eye.  --Young. 
  3.  (Anat.)  The  cavity  or  socket  of  the  skull  in  which  the  eye 
  and  its  appendages  are  situated. 
  4.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  skin  which  surrounds  the  eye  of  a  bird. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  (usually  elliptical)  path  described  by  one  celestial 
  body  in  its  revolution  about  another;  "he  plotted  the 
  orbit  of  the  moon" 
  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"  [syn:  {sphere},  {domain},  {area},  {field}, 
  3:  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}] 
  4:  the  bony  cavity  containing  the  eyeball  [syn:  {eye  socket},  {orbital 
  v  :  move  in  an  orbit,  as  of  celestial  bodies:  "The  moon  orbits 
  around  the  Earth";  "The  planets  are  orbiting  the  sun" 
  [syn:  {revolve}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  A  {Scheme}  compiler. 
  ["Orbit:  An  Optimising  Compiler  for  Scheme",  D.A.  Kranz  et  al 
  SIGPLAN  Notices  21(7):281-292  (Jul  1986)]. 

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