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Uranus

Uranus

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noun


(1)   A giant planet with a ring of ice particles; the 7th planet from the sun has a blue-green color and many satellites
"Uranus was discovered by William Herschel in 1781"
(2)   (Greek mythology) god of the heavens; son and husband of Gaea and father of the Titans in ancient mythology
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Etymology


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Proper noun



  1. The god of the sky and heavens, son and husband to Gaia, with whom he fathered the Titans and the Cyclops
  2. The seventh planet in our solar system, with twenty-seven known moons, discovered in 1781 by Sir William Herschel.

Synonyms

Herschel; Georgium Sidus (until the mid-19th century) ♅ (in astronomy and astrology)

See also

  • giant planet
  • Jovian planet
  • outer planet
  • superior planet
  • Wiktionary appendix of planets