HyperDic: major_planet

English > 1 sense of the expression major planet:
NOUNobjectmajor planet, planet(astronomy) any of the nine large / large celestial bodies in the solar system that revolve around the sun and shine by reflected light
English > major planet: 1 sense > noun 1, object
Meaning(astronomy) any of the nine large / 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.
Synonymplanet
Categoryastronomy, uranologyThe branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
Instancesevening star, Hesperus, VesperA planet (usually Venus) seen at sunset in the western sky
Member ofsolar systemThe sun with the celestial bodies that revolve around it in its gravitational field
PartsbiosphereThe regions of the surface and atmosphere of the Earth (or other planet) where living organisms exist
NarrowerJovian planet, gas giantAny of the four outermost planets in the solar system
inferior planetAny of the planets whose orbit lies inside the earth's orbit
morning star, daystar, Phosphorus, LuciferA planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the eastern sky
outer planet(astronomy) a major planet whose orbit is outside the asteroid belt (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto)
superior planetAny of the planets whose orbit lies outside the earth's orbit
terrestrial planetA planet having a compact rocky surface like the Earth's
Broadercelestial body, heavenly bodynatural objects visible in the sky
Spanishplaneta
Catalanplaneta

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