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Meaning of PLANET

Pronunciation:  'planit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of the celestial bodies (other than comets or satellites) that revolve around the sun in the solar system
  2. [n]  a person who follows or serves another

PLANET is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: satellite
 See Also: asteroid, biosphere, celestial body, daystar, evening star, follower, heavenly body, Hesperus, minor planet, morning star, Phosphorus, planetoid, solar system, superior planet, terrestrial planet, Vesper



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Plan"et\, n. [OE. planete, F. plan[`e]te, L. planeta,
fr. Gr. ?, and ? a planet; prop. wandering, fr. ? to wander,
fr. ? a wandering.]
1. (Astron.) 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}.

Note: The term planet was first used to distinguish those
      stars which have an apparent motion through the
      constellations from the fixed stars, which retain their
      relative places unchanged. The inferior planets are
      Mercury and Venus, which are nearer to the sun than is
      the earth; the superior planets are Mars, the
      asteroids, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, which
      are farther from the sun than is the earth. Primary
      planets are those which revolve about the sun;
      secondary planets, or moons, are those which revolve
      around the primary planets as satellites, and at the
      same time revolve with them about the sun.

2. A star, as influencing the fate of a men.

         There's some ill planet reigns.       --Shak.

{Planet gear}. (Mach.) See {Epicyclic train}, under

{Planet wheel}, a gear wheel which revolves around the wheel
   with which it meshes, in an epicyclic train.

Computing Dictionary

["An Experiment in Language Design for Distributed Systems", D. Crookes et al, Soft Prac & Exp 14(10):957-971 (Oct 1984)].

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a planet in your dream means creativity, exploration, and new adventures.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: asteroid, Earth, globe, inferior planet, Jupiter, major planet, Mars, Mercury, minor planet, Neptune, planetoid, Pluto, Saturn, secondary planet, solar system, superior planet, terrestrial planet, Uranus, Venus, wanderer, world