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noun Ura·nus \ˈyr-ə-nəs, y-ˈrā-\

: the planet that is seventh in order from the sun

Full Definition of URANUS

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

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


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)


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