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ˈplæn ɪtPlan·et

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. planet, major planetnoun

    (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

  2. satellite, planetnoun

    a person who follows or serves another

  3. planetnoun

    any celestial body (other than comets or satellites) that revolves around a star

Wiktionary

  1. planetnoun

    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.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. planetnoun

    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.)

    Etymology: 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.

  3. planetnoun

    A large body which directly orbits any star (or star cluster) but which has not attained nuclear fusion.

    Etymology: 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Planetnoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. planete, F. plante, L. planeta, fr. Gr. , and a planet; prop. wandering, fr. to wander, fr. a wandering.]

  2. Planetnoun

    a star, as influencing the fate of a men

    Etymology: [OE. planete, F. plante, L. planeta, fr. Gr. , and a planet; prop. wandering, fr. to wander, fr. a wandering.]

Freebase

  1. Planet

    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

  1. Planet

    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

  1. planet

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. planet

    A body that orbits the Sun connected to the universe.

    The planet earth is so very beautiful and respected.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 22, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Planet' in Nouns Frequency: #1602

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  1. pental

  2. platen

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Planet in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Planet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Planet in a Sentence

  1. Said Josh:

    I don’t even watch the news anymore because I ca n’t imagine what those people are going through at one point Said Josh had the entire U.S. military protecting them, and then they were gone. And then another group of guys, ISIS, came in and just started slaughtering them by the thousands. And there is nowhere to run. I couldn't imagine that. And I sit at home. The war drew down. The war technically ended for conventional warfare which put me and my brother basically out of a job. I'm still able to fight and the opportunity arose … James lit the fire … and I'm going. That’s it. I need to help out. James, 23, is the baby of the bunch, the only member of the family with blue eyes. He also served two tours in Afghanistan as an infantryman and registered for college when he got home. But James said he still had a burning desire to serve, and wanted to gain experience as a combat cameraman. So nearly a year ago, he started planning a trip to Kurdistan in northern Iraq to document the fight. After months of discussions with his brother and father, the mission evolved. They decided they ’d all go together and film what they could, but their new goal was to help defeat some of the most dangerous and ruthless men on the planet.

  2. Alex Kumar:

    You're so far removed it feels like you're standing on another planet.

  3. Dr Schulze-Makuch:

    In the past, researchers have found dying organisms near the surface and remnants of DNA but this is really the first time that anyone has been able to identify a persistent form of life living in the soil of the Atacama Desert, we believe these microbial communities can lay dormant for hundreds or even thousands of years in conditions very similar to what you would find on a planet like Mars and then come back to life when it rains.

  4. John Foster:

    Interplanetary shocks, traveling toward Earth from the Sun, have been observed and studied before, what is of major interest in the event reported are the direct observations of the effects of the shock on Earth’s Van Allen radiation belts with sufficient detail to reveal the processes taking place. Although the main strength of the solar shock is deflected by the magnetic shield that surrounds our planet, a brief pulse of energy penetrates closer to Earth where it accelerates radiation belt electrons to ultra-relativistic energies in less than a minute.

  5. Greenpeace UK:

    We can't give up and let oil giants carry on with business as usual because that means giving up on a habitable planet and our kids' future.

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