Nep·​tune ˈnep-ˌtün How to pronounce Neptune (audio)
: the Roman god of the sea compare poseidon
: ocean
: the planet eighth in order from the sun see Planets Table
Neptunian adjective

Examples of Neptune in a Sentence

sailors shipwrecked by the wild waves of Neptune
Recent Examples on the Web Your Libra moon is also involved in a harsh T-square with Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus, and your Capricorn rising. Roya Backlund, StyleCaster, 14 June 2024 On August 25, 1989, the ship flew by Neptune, discovering two new moons, five fine rings, and an Earth-sized bruise in the atmosphere, known as the Great Dark Spot—a mammoth storm, where winds reach 1,000 miles per hour. Jeffrey Kluger, TIME, 12 June 2024 On March 26, someone who purchased a Mega Millions ticket at a ShopRite in Neptune Township made history by winning the biggest-ever lottery prize awarded to a New Jersey player: a mind-blowing $1.13 billion jackpot. Muri Assunção, New York Daily News, 11 June 2024 Still, tread cautiously on June 16 as Venus squares Neptune, and your ideals cloud the reality of a situation. Valerie Mesa, Peoplemag, 7 June 2024 The Moon in Gemini starts out with a sextile to Mars in Aries, spurring on our enthusiastic thoughts, but its square to Neptune in Pisces could leave us unsure how to translate them into reality., Hartford Courant, 7 June 2024 The rest of the trailer shows how music had an impact on the former Neptune and Kelis’s nemesis from an early age, tracing this childhood fascination to his industry rise in the ’90s. Zoe Guy, Vulture, 6 June 2024 Contact information for Neptune Resources was not available. Jennifer Rodriguez, Kansas City Star, 6 June 2024 The novelty of a concrete pier was celebrated in a September 1909 gala opening, with a playlet starring Queen Santa Monica and Rex Neptune. Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times, 5 June 2024

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Word History


Latin Neptunus

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of Neptune was before the 12th century

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“Neptune.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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Nep·​tune ˈnep-ˌt(y)ün How to pronounce Neptune (audio)
: the planet eighth in order from the sun see planet
Neptunian adjective

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