What does Uranus mean?

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ˈyʊər ə nəs, yʊˈreɪ-Uranus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ouranos, Uranus(noun)

    (Greek mythology) god of the heavens; son and husband of Gaea and father of the Titans in ancient mythology

  2. Uranus(noun)

    a giant planet with a ring of ice particles; the 7th planet from the sun has a blue-green color and many satellites

    "Uranus was discovered by William Herschel in 1781"

Wiktionary

  1. Uranus(ProperNoun)

    The god of the sky and heavens, son and husband to Gaia, with whom he fathered the Titans and the Cyclops

    Etymology: Οὐρανός, from οὐρανός

  2. Uranus(ProperNoun)

    The seventh planet in our solar system, with twenty-seven known moons, discovered in 1781 by Sir William Herschel.

    Etymology: Οὐρανός, from οὐρανός

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uranus(noun)

    the son or husband of Gaia (Earth), and father of Chronos (Time) and the Titans

  2. Uranus(noun)

    one of the primary planets. It is about 1,800,000,000 miles from the sun, about 36,000 miles in diameter, and its period of revolution round the sun is nearly 84 of our years

Freebase

  1. Uranus

    Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun. It has the third-largest planetary radius and fourth-largest planetary mass in the Solar System. Uranus is similar in composition to Neptune, and both are of different chemical composition than the larger gas giants Jupiter and Saturn. For this reason, astronomers sometimes place them in a separate category called "ice giants". Uranus's atmosphere, although similar to Jupiter's and Saturn's in its primary composition of hydrogen and helium, contains more "ices" such as water, ammonia, and methane, along with traces of hydrocarbons. It is the coldest planetary atmosphere in the Solar System, with a minimum temperature of 49 K. It has a complex, layered cloud structure, with water thought to make up the lowest clouds, and methane thought to make up the uppermost layer of clouds. In contrast, the interior of Uranus is mainly composed of ices and rock. It is the only planet whose name is derived from a figure from Greek mythology rather than Roman mythology like the other planets, from the Latinized version of the Greek god of the sky, Ouranos. Like the other gas giants, Uranus has a ring system, a magnetosphere, and numerous moons. The Uranian system has a unique configuration among the planets because its axis of rotation is tilted sideways, nearly into the plane of its revolution about the Sun. Its north and south poles therefore lie where most other planets have their equators. In 1986, images from Voyager 2 showed Uranus as a virtually featureless planet in visible light without the cloud bands or storms associated with the other giants. Terrestrial observers have seen signs of seasonal change and increased weather activity in recent years as Uranus approached its equinox. The wind speeds on Uranus can reach 250 meters per second.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Uranus

    ū′ra-nus, n. the name of one of the primary planets. [L.,—Gr. ouranos, heaven.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Uranus

    a planet, the outermost but one of the solar system, is 1770 millions of miles from the sun, takes 30,686 of our days, or 84 of our years, to revolve round it, has four times the diameter of the earth, and is accompanied by four moons; it was discovered in 1781 by Herschel, and called by him Georgium Sidus in honour of George III.

  2. Uranus

    in the Greek mythology the son of Gaia (the Earth), and by her the father of the Titans; he hated his children, and at birth thrust them down to Tartarus, to the grief of Gaia, at whose instigation Kronos, the youngest born, unmanned him, and seized the throne of the Universe, to be himself supplanted in turn by his son Zeus.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Uranus

    The seventh planet in order from the sun. It is one of the five outer planets of the solar system. It has five known natural satellites.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. uranus

    A superior planet discovered by the elder Herschel in 1781; it has four known satellites, but possibly six, according to the impression of the discoverer.

Editors Contribution

  1. uranus

    A planet in the solar system.

    Uranus has been observed on many occasions, it is now recognized as a planet.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 3, 2015  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Uranus in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Uranus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Uranus in a Sentence

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    We need to develop an orbiter for each of those planets, at Uranus, the five major moons are very different. They have unique geological history, so we need to understand how they were formed or captured. Uranus has a rotational pole that is tipped on its side more than the Earth, so we need an understanding of why that happened. At Neptune, there are a great amount of features in atmosphere similar to Jupiter and Saturn. And Neptune's moon Triton is of interest because of the methane geysers on it.

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