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

Examples of Uranus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here’s how to see Uranus at opposition this month, including where to look and how to watch it. Stephanie Vermillion, Travel + Leisure, 13 Nov. 2023 This new moon in particular is going to bring sudden and abrupt change to our lives due to the opposition to Uranus retrograde in Taurus, according to Lisa Stardust, astrologer and author of The Love Deck. Elizabeth Gulino, refinery29.com, 10 Nov. 2023 The asteroids are similar to fossils and represent the leftover material that is still hanging around after the giant planets including Uranus, Neptune, Jupiter, and Saturn formed. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 2 Nov. 2023 Early in the month, your ruling planet, Mercury, opposes Uranus on the 4th. Steph Koyfman, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 Oct. 2023 Voyager 1 flew by Jupiter and Saturn, then took a more speedy trajectory into interstellar space, while Voyager 2 encountered Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune on its outbound journey. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 23 Oct. 2023 And most materials can't handle the temperature extremes of, say, scorching Venus or frigid Uranus, let alone swing between such opposites. Debbie G. Senesky, Scientific American, 17 Oct. 2023 The images are important, especially because only one spacecraft has ever visited Uranus and Neptune. Mary Kekatos, ABC News, 18 Aug. 2023 This particular new moon aspects both Uranus retrograde and Neptune retrograde, and the planetary ruler of the new moon in Virgo is Mercury, which is also retrograde. Elizabeth Gulino, refinery29.com, 15 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History


Late Latin, from Greek Ouranos

First Known Use

1655, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Uranus was in 1655

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“Uranus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Uranus. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition


: the planet seventh in order from the sun see planet

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