orbits

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Orbit \Or"bit\, noun [L. orbita a track or rut made by a wheel, course, circuit, fr. orbis a circle: cf. F. orbite. See 2d {Orb}.]

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. (Zool.) The skin which surrounds the eye of a bird.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

orbit

noun

1: the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another; "he plotted the orbit of the moon" [syn: {orbit}, {celestial orbit}]

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}, {orbit}, {field}, {arena}]

3: 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" [syn: {scope}, {range}, {reach}, {orbit}, {compass}, {ambit}]

4: the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom [syn: {orbit}, {electron orbit}]

5: the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball [syn: {eye socket}, {orbit}, {cranial orbit}, {orbital cavity}]

verb

1: move in an orbit; "The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The planets are orbiting the sun"; "electrons orbit the nucleus" [syn: {orb}, {orbit}, {revolve}]

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)

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