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ˈplæn ɪtplan·et

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. planet, major planet(noun)

    (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, planet(noun)

    a person who follows or serves another

  3. planet(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. planet(Noun)

    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. planet(Noun)

    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. planet(Noun)

    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. Planet(noun)

    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. Planet(noun)

    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. Frank Gorenc:

    This is not just a Pacific problem; it is as significant in Europe as it is anywhere else on the planet, i don't think it's controversial to say they've closed the gap in capability.

  2. Michael Garcia:

    Finding Earth's largest shield volcano in the 21st Century is a surprising discovery, but then we know more about the surface of Mars than what is below the ocean on Earth, we are still discovering things about our physical planet that we did not know. There is still much to learn about planet Earth.

  3. Donald Trump:

    The American middle class is effectively funding virtually all drug research and development for the entire planet, we will no longer accept the inflated prices being charged to our seniors. At long last, the drug companies and foreign countries will be held accountable for how they rigged the system against American consumers.

  4. Florian Philippot:

    Anyone who says Islamist radicalism has nothing to do with immigration is living on another planet.

  5. Kevin Wagner:

    This is the first planet that we've found with an orbit that is comparable to that of the stars.

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