Jupiter

noun
Ju·​pi·​ter | \ ˈjü-pə-tər How to pronounce Jupiter (audio) \

Definition of Jupiter

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : 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
2 : the largest of the planets and fifth in order from the sun — see Planets Table

Jupiter

geographical name
Ju·​pi·​ter | \ ˈjü-pə-tər How to pronounce Jupiter (audio) \

Definition of Jupiter (Entry 2 of 2)

town on the Atlantic in southeastern Florida population 55,156

First Known Use of Jupiter

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Jupiter

Noun

Latin

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“Jupiter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jupiter. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of Jupiter

: the planet that is fifth in order from the sun and that is the largest of the planets

Jupiter

noun
Ju·​pi·​ter | \ ˈjü-pə-tər How to pronounce Jupiter (audio) \

Kids Definition of Jupiter

: the planet that is fifth in order of distance from the sun and is the largest of the planets with a diameter of about 89,000 miles (140,000 kilometers)

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