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planet

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noun plan·et \ˈpla-nət\

Simple Definition of planet

  • : a large, round object in space (such as the Earth) that travels around a star (such as the sun)

  • the planet : the planet Earth

  • —used in informal phrases to say that someone is not aware of what is really happening or has ideas that are not realistic or practical

Full Definition of planet

  1. 1 a :  any of the seven celestial bodies sun, moon, Venus, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, and Saturn that in ancient belief have motions of their own among the fixed stars b (1) :  any of the large bodies that revolve around the sun in the solar system (2) :  a similar body associated with another star c :  earth —usually used with the

  2. 2 :  a celestial body held to influence the fate of human beings

  3. 3 :  a person or thing of great importance :  luminary

plan·et·like play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of planet

  1. <our collective responsibility to conserve the planet and its natural resources for future generations>



Origin of planet

Middle English planete, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin planeta, modification of Greek planēt-, planēs, literally, wanderer, from planasthai to wander — more at floor


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with planet




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