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Meaning of JUPITER

Pronunciation:  'joopitur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the largest planet and the 5th from the sun; has many satellites
  2. [n]  (Roman mythology) supreme god of Romans; counterpart of Greek Zeus

JUPITER is a 7 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: Jove
 See Also: Best and Greatest, gas giant, Jovian planet, Jupiter Fidius, Jupiter Fulgur, Jupiter Fulminator, Jupiter Optimus Maximus, Jupiter Pluvius, Jupiter Tonans, Lightning Hurler, Protector of Boundaries, Rain-giver, Roman deity, solar system, Thunderer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ju"pi*ter\, n. [L., fr. Jovis pater. See {Jove}.]
1. (Rom. Myth.) The supreme deity, king of gods and men, and
   reputed to be the son of Saturn and Rhea; Jove. He
   corresponds to the Greek Zeus.

2. (Astron.) One of the planets, being the brightest except
   Venus, and the largest of them all, its mean diameter
   being about 85,000 miles. It revolves about the sun in
   4,332.6 days, at a mean distance of 5.2028 from the sun,
   the earth's mean distance being taken as unity.

{Jupiter's beard}. (Bot.)
   (a) A South European herb, with cymes of small red
       blossoms ({Centranthus ruber}).
   (b) The houseleek ({Sempervivum tectorum}); -- so called
       from its massive inflorescence, like the sculptured
       beard of Jove. --Prior.
   (c) the cloverlike {Anthyllis Barba-Jovis}.

{Jupiter's staff} (Bot.), the common mullein; -- so called
   from its long, rigid spike of yellow blossoms.

Computing Dictionary

To kill an irc robot or user and then take its place by adopting its nick so that it cannot reconnect. Named after a particular IRC user who did this to nickserv, the robot in charge of preventing people from inadvertently using a nick claimed by another user.

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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing Jupiter in your dream, symbolizes success, optimism. generosity, and extravagance.
Easton Bible Dictionary

the principal deity of the ancient Greeks and Romans. He was worshipped by them under various epithets. Barnabas was identified with this god by the Lycaonians (Acts 14:12), because he was of stately and commanding presence, as they supposed Jupiter to be. There was a temple dedicated to this god outside the gates of Lystra (14:13).

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