Dictionary

Uranus

noun Ura·nus \ˈyr-ə-nəs, y-ˈrā-\

: the planet that is seventh in order from the sun

Full Definition of URANUS

1
:  the sky personified as a god and father of the Titans in Greek mythology
2
:  the planet seventh in order from the sun — see planet table
ADVERTISEMENT

Origin of URANUS

Late Latin, from Greek Ouranos
First Known Use: 1655

Other Astronomy Terms

gibbous, nadir, nebulous, penumbra, retrograde, sidereal, syzygy, wane, wax, zenith

Rhymes with URANUS

URANUS Defined for Kids

Uranus

noun Ura·nus \ˈyr-ə-nəs, y-ˈrā-nəs\

Definition of URANUS for Kids

:  the planet that is seventh in order of distance from the sun and has a diameter of about 32,000 miles (51,000 kilometers)

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: uranylPrevious Word in the Dictionary: uranousAll Words Near: Uranus
July 28, 2015
pachyderm Hear it
an elephant
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears