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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

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2. planet (n.)

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

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3. superior planet (n.)

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

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4. minor planet (n.)

any of numerous small celestial bodies that move around the sun

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5. outer planet (n.)

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

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6. inferior planet (n.)

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

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7. jovian planet (n.)

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

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8. terrestrial planet (n.)

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

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9. satellite (n.)

a person who follows or serves another

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