Neptune

noun

Nep·​tune ˈnep-ˌtün How to pronounce Neptune (audio)
-ˌtyün
1
a
: the Roman god of the sea compare poseidon
b
: ocean
2
: the planet eighth in order from the sun see Planets Table
Neptunian adjective

Example Sentences

sailors shipwrecked by the wild waves of Neptune

Word History

Etymology

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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Cite this Entry

“Neptune.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Neptune. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

Neptune

noun

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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