HyperDic: venus

English > 3 senses of the word Venus:
NOUNobjectVenusthe second nearest planet to the sun
person Venus, Uraniagoddess of love / love
animalVenus, genus Venustype genus of the family Veneridae
Venus > pronunciation
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > Venus: 3 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningThe second nearest planet to the sun; it is peculiar in that its rotation is slow and retrograde (in the opposite sense of the Earth and all other planets except Uranus); it is visible from Earth as an early 'morning star' or an 'evening star'.
Instance ofinferior planetAny of the planets whose orbit lies inside the earth's orbit
terrestrial planetA planet having a compact rocky surface like the Earth's
Member ofsolar systemThe sun with the celestial bodies that revolve around it in its gravitational field
English > Venus: 3 senses > noun 2, person
Meaninggoddess of love / love; counterpart of Greek Aphrodite.
Instance ofRoman deityA deity worshipped by the ancient Romans
SpanishUrania, Venus
English > Venus: 3 senses > noun 3, animal
Meaningtype genus of the family Veneridae: genus of edible clams with thick oval shells.
Synonymgenus Venus
Member ofVeneridae, family Veneridaehard ... / hard-shell clams
Membersquahog, quahaug, hard-shell clam, hard clam, round clam, Venus mercenaria, Mercenaria mercenariaAn edible American clam
Broadermollusk genusA genus of mollusks
Spanishgenus venus, venus
Catalangenus venus, venus

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