Meaning of “orbit” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C, U ] uk us /ˈɔːbɪt/

the circular journey that a spacecraft or planet makes around the sun, the moon, or another planet:

the Earth's orbit
Two satellites are already in orbit.
It was the first spacecraft to go into orbit around Jupiter.
orbit verb [ I, T ]

The moon orbits the Earth.

(Definition of “orbit” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)