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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 skythe Moon, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.

  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.)

  3. planetnoun

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

  4. 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

  2. Planetnoun

    a star, as influencing the fate of a men

  3. 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

Anagrams for planet »

  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. Paul Hertz:

    TESS was designed and launched specifically to find Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby stars, planets around nearby stars are easiest to follow-up with larger telescopes in space and on Earth. Discovering TOI 700 d is a key science finding for TESS. Confirming the planet's size and habitable zone status with Spitzer is another win for Spitzer as it approaches the end of science operations this January.

  2. Alien Life -RSB- Raymond:

    One of the things that constantly surprises me is, wherever people seem to go on the planet, there's life, anywhere we go on Earth, life has figured out a way to penetrate that niche and take advantage of some aspect of that environment.

  3. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

    We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.

  4. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren:

    If you complain about it, then you are whining, and if you don't complain about it, the rest of the women think,' what planet are you living on ?' And so, you get caught in between the two.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    The same stream of life that runs through our veins, every moment of nights and days, also runs through the world, through all shapes and forms of life on our planet and the shining stars in distant galexies. This is the same stream of life that brings all of us in sync, regardless of our color, race, gender, religion and national limitations, while dancing in perfect rhythm at all times. This is the same life that smiles in joy every morning through the soil of our earth in countless beautiful flowers, millions of tiny leaves, and infinite blades of grass. As we watch this amazing game of life that is so pure and wonderful with its constant uninterrupted flow, we begin to truly appreciate the Supreme Power that governs this Universe so smoothly. This realization also makes us appreciate, respect and enjoy Life - the greatest gift that comes directly from the Supreme Power to us, lest we forget.

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