Definitions for planetˈplæn ɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of the nine large heavenly bodies revolving about the sun and shining by reflected light: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, or Pluto in the order of their proximity to the sun. a similar body revolving about a star other than the sun. (formerly) a moving celestial body, as distinguished from a fixed star, applied also to the sun and moon.
Astrol.any celestial body regarded as exerting an influence on human affairs.
(often cap.) the planet Earth considered as a single ecosystem.
Category: Astronomy, Common Vocabulary
Origin of planet:
1250–1300; ME planete (< OF planète) < LL planētae < Gk (astéres) planḗtai lit., wandering (stars)
planet, major planet(noun)
(astronomy) any of the nine large celestial bodies in the solar system that revolve around the sun and shine by reflected light; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in order of their proximity to the sun; viewed from the constellation Hercules, all the planets rotate around the sun in a counterclockwise direction
a person who follows or serves another
any celestial body (other than comets or satellites) that revolves around a star
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a large object in space that travels around a star
the eight planets in our solar system; exploring the planet Mars
Each of the seven major bodies which move relative to the fixed stars in the night skyu2014the Moon, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.
A body which orbits the Sun directly and is massive enough to be in hydrostatic equilibrium (effectively meaning a spheroid) and to dominate its orbit; specifically, the eight major bodies of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. (Pluto was considered a planet until 2006 and has now been reclassified as a dwarf planet.)
A large body which directly orbits any star (or star cluster) but which has not attained nuclear fusion.
Origin: From planete, from planeta, from planeta, planetes, from variant of , from πλανάω, of unknown origin. Perhaps from a pel-, cognate with palor, flana, flanta. More at flaunt.
a celestial body which revolves about the sun in an orbit of a moderate degree of eccentricity. It is distinguished from a comet by the absence of a coma, and by having a less eccentric orbit. See Solar system
a star, as influencing the fate of a men
The Roycroft Dictionary
A planet is a large body of matter entirely surrounded by a void, as distinguished from a clergyman, who is a large void entirely surrounded by matter.
Translations for planet
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
any of the bodies (eg the Earth) which move round the Sun or round another star
Mars and Jupiter are planets, but the Moon is not.
- كوكَب سَيّارArabic
- planetaPortuguese (BR)
- der PlanetGerman
- כּוֹכָב לֶכֶתHebrew
- pláneta, reikistjarnaIcelandic
- 行星Chinese (Trad.)
- سيارہ، جرم فلکيUrdu
- hành tinhVietnamese
- 行星Chinese (Simp.)
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