Ju·​pi·​ter ˈjü-pə-tər How to pronounce Jupiter (audio)
: the chief Roman god, husband of Juno, and god of light, of the sky and weather, and of the state and its welfare and its laws compare zeus
: the largest of the planets and fifth in order from the sun see Planets Table

Examples of Jupiter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ashley Tisdale and Her Family Go Bananas on Halloween in Curious George Costumes Tisdale and French, who tied the knot in 2014, welcomed Jupiter on Mar. 23, 2021. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 25 Nov. 2023 Be sure to gander at the moon and Jupiter side by side throughout the night. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, 24 Nov. 2023 A day on Saturn is just under 11 hours, while Jupiter's day is just under 10. Ashlyn Messier, Fox News, 21 Nov. 2023 In the western sky, see Jupiter, Uranus, and the Pleiades star cluster lined up between the constellations Aeries and Taurus. Stephanie Vermillion, Travel + Leisure, 17 Nov. 2023 All of the astronomers on Earth had pointed their telescopes toward Jupiter to see this impact. Chris Klimek, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 Nov. 2023 While Ganymede hasn’t yet been observed spewing plumes of water vapor like Saturn’s moon Enceladus, Jupiter’s largest moon is most likely hiding an enormous saltwater ocean. Elizabeth Rayne, Ars Technica, 14 Nov. 2023 This observation suggests that for every Jupiter spotted, numerous free-floating Neptunes and Earths are going unnoticed. Quanta Magazine, 13 Nov. 2023 Golfers, like lizards, cluster in warm climes—Southern California; Jupiter, Florida; Las Vegas; Scottsdale, Arizona. WIRED, 9 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History



First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Jupiter was in the 13th century

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“Jupiter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jupiter. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


Ju·​pi·​ter ˈjü-pət-ər How to pronounce Jupiter (audio)
: the largest of the planets and fifth in order of distance from the sun see planet

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Ju·​pi·​ter ˈjü-pə-tər How to pronounce Jupiter (audio)
town on the Atlantic in southeastern Florida population 55,156

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