Line and Orbit


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Line noun – The direction along which something or someone moves.
Usage example: the airplane took a southerly line toward the capital

Orbit and line are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Orbit" instead a noun "Line".
Nearby Words: lined, linear, lineup, lineage, lineal
Synonyms for Line


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Orbit noun – The (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another.
Line and orbit are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Line" instead a noun "Orbit".
Nearby Words: orbited, orbiting, orbital
Synonyms for Orbit

How words are described

full full line full orbit
long long line long orbit
particular particular line particular orbit
similar similar line similar orbit
Other adjectives: current, original, entire, real, main, blurred, general, different.

Common collocations

meters line meters orbit meters

Both words in one sentence

  • Physical God: The Changers were this, able to reshape continents and throw the Earth's orbit out of line.
  • Jorge mutters a line in Hungarian as he watches large portions of Reach being blown up from orbit.
  • Attack Its Weak Point aka: Weak Spot Since it completely jams normal targeting sensors, you have to line up a handheld targeting laser to aim for the entire Quarian fleet that sits in orbit.
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