What does Venus mean?

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ˈvi nəsVenus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Venus(noun)

    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, Urania(noun)

    goddess of love; counterpart of Greek Aphrodite

  3. Venus, genus Venus(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. Venus(ProperNoun)

    the goddess of love, beauty, and natural productivity

    Etymology: From Venus

  2. Venus(ProperNoun)

    The second planet in our solar system, named for the goddess; represented in astronomy and astrology by u2640.

    Etymology: From Venus

  3. Venus(ProperNoun)

    Sexual activity or intercourse; sex, lust, venery.

    Etymology: From Venus

  4. venus(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From Venus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Venus(noun)

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

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

  2. Venus(noun)

    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

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

  3. Venus(noun)

    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

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

  4. Venus(noun)

    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

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

Freebase

  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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Mythology

  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.

How to pronounce Venus?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say Venus in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Tyler Robinson:

    Most solar system worlds have clouds or hazes of some types in their atmosphere, by studying occultations — by, say, Venus or Saturn's atmosphere — in the solar system, we have an exciting opportunity to explore the variety of ways hazes and clouds can sculpt transit spectra.

  2. Nathaniel Hawthorne:

    Every young sculptor seems to think that he must give the world some specimen of indecorous womanhood, and call it Eve, Venus, a Nymph, or any name that may apologize for a lack of decent clothing.

  3. Ethel Barrymore:

    For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of a Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a MaCaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.

  4. Venus Williams:

    I feel definitely more comfortable going into that match than, for example, today, i had never played( McHale) before, so you feel like you don't really know what's going to happen. Earlier, Latvian 11th seed Anastasija Sevastova became the latest player to be stuck down with a viral illness at the tournament. Sevastova was down 5-0 in the first set of her third round match with Estonian 21st seed Anett Kontaveit when she retired. Her departure came less than 24 hours after Venus Williams was unable to continue Venus Williams match on Sunday, also citing a viral illness. Men's third seed Alexander Zverev also said on Monday after losing to fellow German Jan-Lennard Struff that he too had a virus. Among those women still feeling healthy, three-times grand slam champion Angelique Kerber battled back to beat Russian qualifier Natalia Vikhlyantseva 3-6 6-1 6-3. Kerber took a while to warm to her task on a cool morning in the California desert.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of Venus

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