(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. path, track, circuit, revolution, course; region, range, sphere, realm, scope; province, sphere of influence. See astronautics, business.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Path described by one body revolving around another]
Syn. revolution, ellipse, circle, ring, circuit, path, apogee, course, perigee, lap, round, cycle, curve, parabolic orbit, synchronous orbit, hold pattern, transfer orbit, flight path; see also revolution 1 .
2. [Range of activity or influence]
Syn. sphere, arena, range, field, boundary, limit, circumference, compass, circle, bounds, department, domain, dominion, jurisdiction, precinct, province, realm; see also area 2 .
1. [To revolve around another body]
Syn. circle, encircle, compass, encompass, ring, move in a circuit, go around, revolve; see also circle .
2. [To put into orbit]
Syn. fire, blast off, lift off, project; see launch 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
circuit, revolution, cycle, circle, course, path, ellipse, ring, flight path, gravitational path, *gravitational tether.
circle, round, circuit, revolve around, gravitate around, cycle around.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A course, process, or journey that ends where it began or repeats itself: circle, circuit, cycle, round, tour, turn. See REPETITION. 2. A sphere of activity, experience, study, or interest: area, arena, bailiwick, circle, department, domain, field, province, realm, scene, subject, terrain, territory, world. Slang: bag. See TERRITORY. 3. An area within which something or someone exists, acts, or has influence or power: ambit, compass, extension, extent, purview, range, reach, realm, scope, sphere, sweep, swing. See TERRITORY. II verb To move or cause to move in circles or around an axis: circle, circumvolve, gyrate, revolve, rotate, turn, wheel. See MOVE, REPETITION.

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