Synonyms for planet |

Synonyms for planet

1. planet (n.)

(astronomy) any of the nine large celestial bodies in the solar system that revolve around the sun and shine by reflected light; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in order of their proximity to the sun; viewed from the constellation Hercules, all the planets rotate around the sun in a counterclockwise direction


2. planet (n.)

any celestial body (other than comets or satellites) that revolves around a star


3. superior planet (n.)

any of the planets whose orbit lies outside the earth's orbit


4. minor planet (n.)

any of numerous small celestial bodies that move around the sun


5. outer planet (n.)

(astronomy) a major planet whose orbit is outside the asteroid belt (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto)


6. inferior planet (n.)

any of the planets whose orbit lies inside the earth's orbit


7. jovian planet (n.)

any of the four outermost planets in the solar system; much larger than Earth and gaseous in nature (like Jupiter)


8. terrestrial planet (n.)

a planet having a compact rocky surface like the Earth's; the four innermost planets in the solar system


9. satellite (n.)

a person who follows or serves another

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