HyperDic: asteroid

English > 2 senses of the word asteroid:
NOUNobjectasteroidany of numerous small celestial bodies composed of rock and metal that move around the sun (mainly between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter)
ADJECTIVEallasteroid, star-shapedshaped like a star
asteroid > pronunciation
Soundsae'steroy.d
Rhymesadenoid ... void: 38 rhymes with oyd...
English > asteroid: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningshaped like a star.
Synonymstar-shaped
Broaderangular, angulateHaving angles or an angular shape
Spanishasteroide
Nounsasteroidany of numerous small celestial bodies composed of rock and metal that move around the sun (mainly between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter)
English > asteroid: 2 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningAny of numerous small celestial bodies composed of rock and metal that move around the sun (mainly between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter).
InstancesApollo asteroidAn asteroid whose orbit crosses the Earth's orbit
CeresThe largest asteroid and the first discovered
PallasA large asteroid
PlutoA small planet and the farthest known planet from the sun
VestaThe brightest asteroid but the fourth to be discovered
NarrowerChironAn asteroid discovered in 1977
Broaderminor planet, planetoidAny of numerous small celestial bodies that move around the sun
Spanishasteroide, planetoide
Catalanasteroide, planetoide
Adjectivesasteroidshaped like a star
asteroidalof or relating to or resembling an asteroid

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