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ˈvi nəsvenus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Venusnoun

    the second nearest planet to the sun; it is peculiar in that its rotation is slow and retrograde (in the opposite sense of the Earth and all other planets except Uranus); it is visible from Earth as an early `morning star' or an `evening star'

    "before it was known that they were the same object the evening star was called Venus and the morning star was called Lucifer"

  2. Venus, Uranianoun

    goddess of love; counterpart of Greek Aphrodite

  3. Venus, genus Venusnoun

    type genus of the family Veneridae: genus of edible clams with thick oval shells


  1. Venusnoun

    the goddess of love, beauty, and natural productivity

  2. Venusnoun

    The second planet in our solar system, named for the goddess; represented in astronomy and astrology by .

  3. Venusnoun

    Sexual activity or intercourse; sex, lust, venery.

  4. venusnoun

    Any of the bivalve molluscs in the genus Venus or family Veneridae.

  5. Etymology: From Venus


  1. VENUS

    VENUS - (Victoria Experimental Network Under the Sea) is one of two principal cabled seafloor observatories operated by Ocean Networks Canada at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The VENUS cabled ocean observatory is designed to provide new ways of studying the ocean. Since its launch in 2006, it has enabled scientists to run and monitor various ocean experiments out of the convenience of their desktops. The aim of VENUS is to study coastal oceans in two sites near Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia. The first site of the VENUS seafloor network, operational since February 2006, is located in Saanich Inlet at 100m. The second site is located in the deeper waters of the Strait of Georgia and links instrument arrays deployed at depths varying from 100 to 300 meters. VENUS uses Internet, telecommunication technology, and a network of about 50 kilometers of fiber optic cables at a maximum depth of 300 meters to create a permanent link to cameras and other monitoring instruments on the seafloor. The VENUS observatory has scores of sensors that measure such parameters as temperature, salinity, and pressure of the water 24 hours a day. The seafloor instruments provide oceanographers, marine biologists, and geologists with real-time ocean data. "The VENUS observatory represents a steep change for the world of marine science and oceanography, which will help improve the way marine scientists observe ocean life in the future," said Dr. Phil Hart, Director of Engineering at Global Marine. Ship-based ocean research methods provide a snapshot view only, whereas the VENUS observatory can be like a continuous film, which will allow more reliable long term observation. The data, including images and audio, are processed and made available to researchers and the public through the VENUS website. The goal of the project is to not only provide valuable information to advance research, but also to allow everyone from graduate school students to curious parents to log on and view the ocean up close. The facility is funded by the federal and provincial governments of Canada, as well as private industry. VENUS is designed to provide continuous observations for 20–25 years.


  1. Venus

    Venus is the second planet from the Sun in our solar system, and it is also known as Earth's "sister planet" due to its similar size and composition. It is an inner planet, meaning it orbits closer to the Sun than the outer planets. Venus is often referred to as the "evening star" or the "morning star" due to its brightness in the sky. It is characterized by a thick atmosphere composed mainly of carbon dioxide, which creates a runaway greenhouse effect, resulting in extreme temperatures and a pressure roughly 92 times greater than Earth's. Venus has a desolate surface with volcanic plains, mountains, and numerous craters. It has no moons and rotates very slowly, causing its days to be longer than its years. Venus has a dense cloud cover that obscures its surface, making it challenging to observe from spacecraft or telescopes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Venusnoun

    the goddess of beauty and love, that is, beauty or love deified

  2. Venusnoun

    one of the planets, the second in order from the sun, its orbit lying between that of Mercury and that of the Earth, at a mean distance from the sun of about 67,000,000 miles. Its diameter is 7,700 miles, and its sidereal period 224.7 days. As the morning star, it was called by the ancients Lucifer; as the evening star, Hesperus

  3. Venusnoun

    the metal copper; -- probably so designated from the ancient use of the metal in making mirrors, a mirror being still the astronomical symbol of the planet Venus

  4. Venusnoun

    any one of numerous species of marine bivalve shells of the genus Venus or family Veneridae. Many of these shells are large, and ornamented with beautiful frills; others are smooth, glossy, and handsomely colored. Some of the larger species, as the round clam, or quahog, are valued for food

  5. Etymology: [L. Venus, -eris, the goddess of love, the planet Venus.]


  1. Venus

    Venus is the second planet from the Sun, orbiting it every 224.7 Earth days. The planet is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty. After the Moon, it is the brightest natural object in the night sky, reaching an apparent magnitude of −4.6, bright enough to cast shadows. Because Venus is an inferior planet from Earth, it never appears to venture far from the Sun: its elongation reaches a maximum of 47.8°. Venus reaches its maximum brightness shortly before sunrise or shortly after sunset, for which reason it has been referred to by ancient cultures as the Morning Star or Evening Star. Venus is a terrestrial planet and is sometimes called Earth's "sister planet" because of their similar size, gravity, and bulk composition. It has also been shown to be very different from Earth in other respects. It has the densest atmosphere of the four terrestrial planets, consisting of more than 96% carbon dioxide. The atmospheric pressure at the planet's surface is 92 times that of Earth's. With a mean surface temperature of 735 K, Venus is by far the hottest planet in the Solar System. It has no carbon cycle to lock carbon back into rocks and surface features, nor does it seem to have any organic life to absorb it in biomass. Venus is shrouded by an opaque layer of highly reflective clouds of sulfuric acid, preventing its surface from being seen from space in visible light. Venus may have possessed oceans in the past, but these would have vaporized as the temperature rose due to a runaway greenhouse effect. The water has most probably photodissociated, and, because of the lack of a planetary magnetic field, the free hydrogen has been swept into interplanetary space by the solar wind. Venus's surface is a dry desertscape interspersed with slab-like rocks and periodically refreshed by volcanism.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Venus

    vē′nus, n. (Roman myth.) the goddess of love, originally of spring, patron of flower-gardens, but identified with the Greek Aphrodite: beauty and love deified: sexual commerce, venery: the most brilliant of the planets, second in order from the sun.—Venus's flower-basket, a beautiful glass sponge; Venus's fly-trap (see Dionæa); Venus's girdle, a tæniate ctenophoran.—Mount of Venus (palm.), the elevation at the base of the thumb. [L., orig. personified from venus, desire; akin to venerāri, to worship.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Venus

    the Roman goddess of love, of wedded love, and of beauty (originally of the spring), and at length identified with the Greek Aphrodité (q. v.); she was regarded as the tutelary goddess of Rome, and had a temple to her honour in the Forum.

  2. Venus

    an interior planet of the solar system, revolving in an orbit outside that of Mercury and within that of the earth, nearly as large as the latter; is 67 millions of miles from the sun, round which it revolves in 224 days, while it takes 23¼ hours to rotate on its own axis; it is the brightest of the heavenly bodies, and appears in the sky now as the morning star, now as the evening star, according as it rises before the sun or sets after it, so that it is always seen either in the E. or the W.; when right between us and the sun it is seen moving as a black spot on the sun's disk, a phenomenon known as "Transit of Venus," the last instance of which occurred in 1882, and that will not occur again till after 105½ years.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Venus

    The second planet in order from the sun. It has no known natural satellites. It is one of the four inner or terrestrial planets of the solar system.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. venus

    One of the inferior planets, and the second in order of distance from the sun. (See TRANSIT OF VENUS.)

Editors Contribution

  1. Venus

    A planet in the solar system.

    The Venusian surface is known by planetary science due to many spacecraft being there and reporting on its composition.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 3, 2015  

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  1. Venus

    (Ve′nus). The goddess of beauty, and mother of love. She is said to have sprung from the foam of the sea, and was immediately carried to the abode of the gods on Olympus, where they were all charmed with her extreme beauty. Vulcan married her, but she permitted the attentions of others of the gods, and notably of Mars, their offspring being Hermione, Cupid, and Anteros. After this she left Olympus and fell in love with Adonis, a beautiful youth, who was killed when hunting a wild boar. Venus indirectly caused the Trojan War, for, when the goddess of discord had thrown among the goddesses the golden apple inscribed “To the fairest,” Paris adjudged the apple to Venus, and she inspired him with love for Helen, wife of Menelaus, king of Sparta. Paris carried off Helen to Troy, and the Greeks pursued and besieged the city. Venus is mentioned by the classic poets under the names of Aphrodite, Cypria, Urania, Astarte, Paphia, Cythera, and the laughter-loving goddess. Her favorite residence was at Cyprus. Incense alone was usually offered on her altars, but if there was a victim it was a white goat. Her attendants were Cupids and the Graces.

Who Was Who?

  1. Venus

    A dream of a girl who lived long ago posed for her statue, and had to die after everybody fell in love with her. Was born and painted at sea. Married at an early age. Was a regular heart breaker. V. had an affair with one Adonis, and later with Vulcan. Not much is known of her old-ladyhood, as she refused to pose for statues when advanced in years. Ambition: Parisian gowns, the love of the gods. Recreation: Love. Address: The Louvre, Paris. The Uffizi Gallery, Florence. Clubs: She was too good looking to be a suffragette.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. VENUS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Venus is ranked #31629 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Venus surname appeared 731 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Venus.

    72.6% or 531 total occurrences were White.
    11.6% or 85 total occurrences were Black.
    10.4% or 76 total occurrences were Asian.
    2.8% or 21 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.4% or 18 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

Anagrams for VENUS »

  1. nevus

  2. suven

  3. usnev

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of VENUS in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of VENUS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of VENUS in a Sentence

  1. Hoyt Sherman:

    So the assumption was it was tucked away there either because it needed some repair work or the content, because it is a full backside nude of Venus de Milo and another cherub sans clothing.

  2. Scott Hensley:

    Only a couple of the simulations matched the imagery, and the most likely scenario is that volcanic activity occurred on Venus’ surface during Magellan’s mission, while this is just one data point for an entire planet, it confirms there is modern geological activity.

  3. Mike Hankey:

    What is a little more interesting now, and also visible tonight and this week, are the close and prominent positioning of Venus and Jupiter in the western sky right after sunset, the astronomical word for this is ‘conjunction.’ These planets will be setting as the moon is rising, so they are only visible for about an hour at sunset, near the western horizon.

  4. Jan Woerner:

    Data, pictures and footage from space can convince people about climate change, space exploration allowed us to understand climate change on Earth, because it was found on Venus first.

  5. Michael Way:

    We need more missions to study Venus and get a more detailed understanding of its history and evolution, however, our models show that there is a real possibility that Venus could have been habitable and radically different from the Venus we see today. This opens up all kinds of implications for exoplanets found in what is called the' Venus Zone', which may in fact host liquid water and temperate climates.

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