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 Many changes and opportunities may arise in 2024 as the Grand Duke Jupiter visits your sign. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 10 Feb. 2024 Max Meyer, 24, the former Gophers pitching star from Woodbury who underwent Tommy John surgery nearly 1 1/2 years ago, leaves Tuesday for spring training with the Marlins in Jupiter, Fla., fully recovered. Charley Walters, Twin Cities, 10 Feb. 2024 Followers believe that for each Chinese zodiac sign, luck will depend largely on the positions of the Tai Sui – a collective name for the stellar deities thought to rotate parallel to and in the opposite direction of Jupiter. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 8 Feb. 2024 The reconstructed statue was installed in a garden in Rome’s Capitoline Museums this week, close to where the Temple of Jupiter, the most important temple of ancient Rome, once stood. Elisabetta Povoledo, New York Times, 7 Feb. 2024 In the past few decades, however, a succession of spacecraft has revealed the truth: Jupiter, Saturn and perhaps other planets of the outer solar system host several oceanic worlds, none of which require the ice-melting internal fires from their creation. Robin George Andrews, Scientific American, 7 Feb. 2024 Io is constantly under stress, influenced not only by the gravitational pull of Jupiter, but also by its moons Europa and Ganymede. Christian Thorsberg, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 Feb. 2024 The 250-mile-wide celestial body joins Saturn's other moons, Titan and Enceladus, and Jupiter's Europa and Ganymede moons in the growing list of moons known to have subterranean oceans. Leah Sarnoff, ABC News, 7 Feb. 2024 As part of its mission to closely study Jupiter, Juno has also been making periodic flybys of some of the gas giant's more intriguing moons. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 6 Feb. 2024 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 23 Feb. 2024.

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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