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Definition of Venus

Venus n. means: One of the planets, the second in order from the sun, its orbit lying between that of Mercury and that of the Earth, at a mean distance from the sun of about 67,000,000 miles. Its diameter is 7,700 miles, and its sidereal period 224.7 days. As the morning star, it was called by the ancients Lucifer; as the evening star, Hesperus.

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Venus n. means: One of the planets, the second in order from the sun, its orbit lying between that of Mercury and that of the Earth, at a mean distance from the sun of about 67,000,000 miles. Its diameter is 7,700 miles, and its sidereal period 224.7 days. As the morning star, it was called by the ancients Lucifer; as the evening star, Hesperus.

Meaning of Venus

Venus (n.) means: One of the planets, the second in order from the sun, its orbit lying between that of Mercury and that of the Earth, at a mean distance from the sun of about 67,000,000 miles. Its diameter is 7,700 miles, and its sidereal period 224.7 days. As the morning star, it was called by the ancients Lucifer; as the evening star, Hesperus.

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Veneracea (n. pl.): An extensive tribe of bivalve mollusks of which the genus Venus is the type. The shells are usually oval, or somewhat heartshaped, with a conspicuous lunule. See Venus.

Venus (n.): The metal copper; -- probably so designated from the ancient use of the metal in making mirrors, a mirror being still the astronomical symbol of the planet Venus.

Paphian (a.): Of or pertaining to Paphos, an ancient city of Cyprus, having a celebrated temple of Venus; hence, pertaining to Venus, or her rites.

Venus (n.): Any one of numerous species of marine bivalve shells of the genus Venus or family Veneridae. Many of these shells are large, and ornamented with beautiful frills; others are smooth, glossy, and handsomely colored. Some of the larger species, as the round clam, or quahog, are valued for food.

Lady's looking-glass (): See Venus's looking-glass, under Venus.

Cytherean (a.): Pertaining to the goddess Venus.

Hesperus (n.): Venus when she is the evening star; Hesper.

Dionaea (n.): An insectivorous plant. See Venus's flytrap.

Venerean (a.): Devoted to the offices of Venus, or love; venereal.

Aphrodite (n.): The Greek goddess of love, corresponding to the Venus of the Romans.

Venereal (a.): Consisting of, or pertaining to, copper, formerly called by chemists Venus.

Phosphor (n.): The planet Venus, when appearing as the morning star; Lucifer.

Cupid (n .): The god of love, son of Venus; usually represented as a naked, winged boy with bow and arrow.

Idalian (a.): Of or pertaining to Idalium, a mountain city in Cyprus, or to Venus, to whom it was sacred.

Cestus (n.): A girdle; particularly that of Aphrodite (or Venus) which gave the wearer the power of exciting love.

Adonis (n.): A youth beloved by Venus for his beauty. He was killed in the chase by a wild boar.

Taeniata (n. pl.): A division of Ctenophora including those which have a long, ribbonlike body. The Venus's girdle is the most familiar example.

Insectivorous (a.): plants which have some special adaptation for catching and digesting insects, as the sundew, Venus's flytrap, Sarracenia, etc.

Hymen (n.): A fabulous deity; according to some, the son of Apollo and Urania, according to others, of Bacchus and Venus. He was the god of marriage, and presided over nuptial solemnities.

Lucifer (n.): The planet Venus, when appearing as the morning star; -- applied in Isaiah by a metaphor to a king of Babylon.

Campanulaceous (a.): Of pertaining to, or resembling, the family of plants (Camponulaceae) of which Campanula is the type, and which includes the Canterbury bell, the harebell, and the Venus's looking-glass.

Euplectella (n.): A genus of elegant, glassy sponges, consisting of interwoven siliceous fibers, and growing in the form of a cornucopia; -- called also Venus's flower-basket.

Medicean (a.): Of or relating to the Medici, a noted Italian family; as, the Medicean Venus.

Vesper (n.): The evening star; Hesper; Venus, when seen after sunset; hence, the evening.

Aphrodisian (a.): Pertaining to Aphrodite or Venus. "Aphrodisian dames" [that is, courtesans].

Elongation (n.): The angular distance of a planet from the sun; as, the elongation of Venus or Mercury.

Jupiter (n.): 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.

Freya (n.): The daughter of Njord, and goddess of love and beauty; the Scandinavian Venus; -- in Teutonic myths confounded with Frigga, but in Scandinavian, distinct.

Maidenhair (n.): A fern of the genus Adiantum (A. pedatum), having very slender graceful stalks. It is common in the United States, and is sometimes used in medicine. The name is also applied to other species of the same genus, as to the Venus-hair.

Transit (n.): The passage of a smaller body across the disk of a larger, as of Venus across the sun's disk, or of a satellite or its shadow across the disk of its primary.

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Words, slangs, sentences and phrases similar to Venus

Meaning of GOOD SHIP VENUS

GOOD SHIP VENUS means: Good ship venus is British rhyming slang for the penis.

Meaning of venus

venus means: Nexus

Meaning of Veneracea

Veneracea means: An extensive tribe of bivalve mollusks of which the genus Venus is the type. The shells are usually oval, or somewhat heartshaped, with a conspicuous lunule. See Venus.

Meaning of Venus

Venus means: The metal copper; -- probably so designated from the ancient use of the metal in making mirrors, a mirror being still the astronomical symbol of the planet Venus.

Meaning of Paphian

Paphian means: Of or pertaining to Paphos, an ancient city of Cyprus, having a celebrated temple of Venus; hence, pertaining to Venus, or her rites.

Meaning of Venus

Venus means: Any one of numerous species of marine bivalve shells of the genus Venus or family Veneridae. Many of these shells are large, and ornamented with beautiful frills; others are smooth, glossy, and handsomely colored. Some of the larger species, as the round clam, or quahog, are valued for food.

Meaning of Lady's looking-glass

Lady's looking-glass means: See Venus's looking-glass, under Venus.

Meaning of Cytherean

Cytherean means: Pertaining to the goddess Venus.

Meaning of Hesperus

Hesperus means: Venus when she is the evening star; Hesper.

Meaning of Dionaea

Dionaea means: An insectivorous plant. See Venus's flytrap.

Meaning of Venerean

Venerean means: Devoted to the offices of Venus, or love; venereal.

Meaning of Aphrodite

Aphrodite means: The Greek goddess of love, corresponding to the Venus of the Romans.

Meaning of Venereal

Venereal means: Consisting of, or pertaining to, copper, formerly called by chemists Venus.

Meaning of Phosphor

Phosphor means: The planet Venus, when appearing as the morning star; Lucifer.

Meaning of Cupid

Cupid means: The god of love, son of Venus; usually represented as a naked, winged boy with bow and arrow.

Meaning of Idalian

Idalian means: Of or pertaining to Idalium, a mountain city in Cyprus, or to Venus, to whom it was sacred.

Meaning of Cestus

Cestus means: A girdle; particularly that of Aphrodite (or Venus) which gave the wearer the power of exciting love.

Dictionary words and meanings

Meaning of Dominance

Dominance means: Alt. of Dominancy

Meaning of Fished

Fished means: of Fish

Meaning of Glove

Glove means: A cover for the hand, or for the hand and wrist, with a separate sheath for each finger. The latter characteristic distinguishes the glove from the mitten.

Meaning of Hawking

Hawking means: of Hawk

Meaning of Leperous

Leperous means: Leprous; infectious; corrupting; poisonous.

Slang words and meanings

Meaning of CHANDELIER

CHANDELIER means: Chandelier is London Cockney rhyming slang for a homosexual (queer).

Meaning of GONGER

GONGER means: Gonger is American tramp slang for an opium pipe

Meaning of Jolly Roger

Jolly Roger means: The famous pirate flag with a skull and crossbones on it

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