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Definitions of planet

  1. a person who follows or serves another Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. any of the celestial bodies (other than comets or satellites) that revolve around the sun in the solar system Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A star, as influencing the fate of a men. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Heavenly bodies with their own motion among the stars, revolving, in the case of the solar system, around the sun, along the plane of the ecliptic. They are grouped into inner planets and outer planets, based on distance from the sun and common characteristics. Medical Dictionary DB
  6. A body revolving round the sun. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. One of the bodies in the solar system which revolve round the sun. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Celestial body revolving about the sun. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. Planetary. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. One of the bodies of the solar system that revolve around the sun. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A celestial body which revolves in an orbit about the sun. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. One of the celestial bodies moving round the sun like our earth-the planets whose orbits are within those of the earth are called inferior-viz., Mercury, Venus; those without that of the earth superior-viz., Mars, the Asteroids, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune; the smaller planets are called asteroids. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. plan'et, n. one of the bodies in the solar system which revolve in elliptic orbits round the sun.--n. PLANET[=A]'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. plan[=e]t[=e]s, wanderer--plan[=a]n, to make to wander.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. (Hist.) heavenly body distinguished from fixed stars by having apparent motion of its own (Moon, Mercury, Venus, Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn), esp. (Astrol.) with reference to its supposed influence on persons& events; (Astron.) primary pp., heavenly bodies revolving in approximately circular orbits round sun (major pp., Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune; minor pp., the asteroids, whose orbits lie between those of Mars& Jupiter), secondary pp. (also satellites), those that revolve round primary; SUN-&-p.; p. -struck, -stricken, bewildered, terrified. [middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  15. Chasuble. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. n. [Latin, Greek] A celestial body which revolves about the sun in an orbit of a moderate degree of eccentricity—usually classified as inferior, or those within the orbit of the earth, as Mercury and Venus; and superior, or those beyond the earth's orbit, as Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Cabinet Dictionary

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