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Meaning of PLANETARY

Pronunciation:  'plani`teree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope; "global war"; "global monetary policy"; "neither national nor continental but planetary"; "a world crisis"; "of worldwide significance"
  2. [adj]  having no fixed course; "an erratic comet"; "his life followed a wandering course"; "a planetary vagabond"
  3. [adj]  of or relating to or resembling the physical or orbital characteristics of a planet or the planets; "planetary motion"; "planetary year"
  4. [adj]  of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth or its inhabitants; "planetary rumblings and eructations"- L.C.Eiseley ; "the planetary tilt"; "this terrestrial ball"

PLANETARY is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: erratic, global, international, planetal, terrestrial, unsettled, wandering, world(a), worldwide



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Plan"et*a*ry\, a. [Cf. L. planetarius an astrologer,
F. plan['e]taire planetary. See {Planet}.]
1. Of or pertaining to the planets; as, planetary
   inhabitants; planetary motions; planetary year.

2. Consisting of planets; as, a planetary system.

3. (Astrol.) Under the dominion or influence of a planet.
   ``Skilled in the planetary hours.'' --Drayton.

4. Caused by planets. ``A planetary plague.'' --Shak.

5. Having the nature of a planet; erratic; revolving;
   wandering. ``Erratical and planetary life.'' --Fuller.

{Planetary days}, the days of the week as shared among the
   planets known to the ancients, each having its day.

{Planetary nebula}, a nebula exhibiting a uniform disk, like
   that of a planet.

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