Jupiter

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noun

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

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geographical name

Ju·​pi·​ter ˈjü-pə-tər How to pronounce Jupiter (audio)
town on the Atlantic in southeastern Florida population 55,156

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Latin

First Known Use

Noun

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 1 Dec. 2022.

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Jupiter

noun

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

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