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
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
Origin: [OE. planete, F. plante, L. planeta, fr. Gr. , and a planet; prop. wandering, fr. to wander, fr. a wandering.]
A planet is an astronomical object orbiting a star or stellar remnant that is massive enough to be rounded by its own gravity, is not massive enough to cause thermonuclear fusion, and has cleared its neighbouring region of planetesimals. The term planet is ancient, with ties to history, science, mythology, and religion. The planets were originally seen by many early cultures as divine, or as emissaries of deities. As scientific knowledge advanced, human perception of the planets changed, incorporating a number of disparate objects. In 2006, the International Astronomical Union officially adopted a resolution defining planets within the Solar System. This definition has been both praised and criticized and remains disputed by some scientists because it excludes many objects of planetary mass based on where or what they orbit. While eight of the planetary bodies discovered before 1950 remain "planets" under the modern definition, some celestial bodies, such as Ceres, Pallas, Juno, Vesta, and Pluto, that were once considered planets by the scientific community are no longer viewed as such.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
plan′et, n. one of the bodies in the solar system which revolve in elliptic orbits round the sun.—n. Planetā′rium, a machine showing the motions and orbits of the planets.—adjs. Plan′etary, pertaining to the planets: consisting of, or produced by, planets: under the influence of a planet: erratic: revolving; Planet′ic, -al.—n. Plan′etoid, a celestial body having the form or nature of a planet: one of a number of very small planets, often called asteroids, moving round the sun between Mars and Jupiter.—adjs. Planetoi′dal; Plan′et-strick′en, Plan′et-struck (astrol.), affected by the influence of the planets: blasted.—n. Plan′etule, a little planet.—Minor planets, the numerous group of very small planets which is situated in the solar system between Mars and Jupiter. [Fr. planète—Gr. planētēs, wanderer—planān, to make to wander.]
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.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'planet' in Nouns Frequency: #1602
The numerical value of planet in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of planet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
We're a planet of nearly six billion ninnies living in a civilization that was designed by a few thousand amazingly smart deviants.
All those people who are mad that Pluto is no longer a planet can be thrilled to know that there is a real planet out there still to be found.
Today, we’re revolutionizing our understanding of the planet, mars is not the dry, arid planet that we thought of in the past - under certain circumstances, liquid water has been found on Mars.
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- كوكب, كوكب سيارArabic
- planet, səyyarəAzerbaijani
- плане́та, планетаBelarusian
- планета, плане́таBulgarian
- planetaCatalan, Valencian
- Planet, WandelsternGerman
- سیاره, اخترPersian
- planeetWestern Frisian
- rinn, pláinéadIrish
- planaidScottish Gaelic
- mac greiney, planaid, rollage hroailt, rollage scugheeManx
- כּוֹכַב לֶכֶתHebrew
- planètHaitian Creole
- bolygó, planétaHungarian
- pláneta, reikistjarnaIcelandic
- プラネット, 惑星Japanese
- ғаламшар, планетаKazakh
- 행성, 衛星, 유성, 遊星, 行星, 위성Korean
- planéitLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- planeetLimburgish, Limburgan, Limburger
- monzɔ́tɔ mwa malíliLingala
- planet, kaukabMalay
- jóhonaaʼéí yináádáłígííNavajo, Navaho
- планетӕOssetian, Ossetic
- puriq quyllurQuechua
- планета, плане́таRussian
- planehtaNorthern Sami
- planet, planeta, планет, планетаSerbo-Croatian
- gezegen, planetTurkish
- планета, плане́таUkrainian
- گرہ, سیارہUrdu
- sayyora, planetaUzbek
- hành tinh, 行星Vietnamese
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