Sat·​urn ˈsa-tərn How to pronounce Saturn (audio)
: a Roman god of agriculture and father by Ops of Jupiter
: the planet sixth in order from the sun see Planets Table

Examples of Saturn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His accolades include a Saturn Award, an SFX Award, three TV Guide Awards and four People’s Choice Awards. Jacqueline Weiss, Peoplemag, 26 Nov. 2023 Even the stars agree: Saturn in Pisces wants to teach us all how to establish and maintain boundaries. Emily Newhouse, Allure, 22 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 Burning methane with liquid oxygen, the rocket is capable of generating a staggering 16.7 million pounds of thrust, more than twice the power of NASA's Space Launch System moon rocket and the legendary Apollo-era Saturn 5. William Harwood, CBS News, 18 Nov. 2023 This is more than twice the thrust of the Saturn V rocket used for the Apollo Moon missions. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 18 Nov. 2023 The shape of the Earth’s annual journey around the sun is in flux, as Jupiter and Saturn play gravitational tug-of-war with our orbit. Frank Hulley-Jones, Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2023 The popular conception of Saturn is virtually inseparable from its majestic rings. Carlyn Kranking, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Nov. 2023 Researchers completed a complex simulation that supports the idea that Saturn’s rings emerged hundreds of millions of years ago, not billions as it was previously believed. Kim Tingley, New York Times, 12 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History


Latin Saturnus

First Known Use

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

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

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“Saturn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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Sat·​urn ˈsat-ərn How to pronounce Saturn (audio)
: the planet sixth in order from the sun see planet

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