Uranus

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Ura·​nus | \ ˈyu̇r-ə-nəs How to pronounce Uranus (audio) , yu̇-ˈrā- How to pronounce Uranus (audio) \

Definition of Uranus

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

First Known Use of Uranus

1655, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Uranus

Late Latin, from Greek Ouranos

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“Uranus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Uranus. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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Uranus

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English Language Learners Definition of Uranus

: the planet that is seventh in order from the sun

Uranus

noun
Ura·​nus | \ ˈyu̇r-ə-nəs How to pronounce Uranus (audio) , yu̇-ˈrā-nəs \

Kids Definition of Uranus

: 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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