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Venus
false-color image produced from radar images taken by the Magellan probe

Ve·nus

 (vē′nəs)
n.
1. Roman Mythology The goddess of love and beauty.
2. The second planet from the sun, having an average radius of 6,052 kilometers (3,761 miles), a mass 0.82 times that of Earth, and a sidereal period of revolution about the sun of 224.7 days at a mean distance of approximately 108.2 million kilometers (67.2 million miles).

[Middle English, from Old English, from Latin, love, Venus; see wen- in Indo-European roots.]

Venus

(ˈviːnəs)
n
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) the Roman goddess of love. Greek counterpart: Aphrodite
2. (Anatomy) mount of Venus See mons veneris

Venus

(ˈviːnəs)
n
1. (Celestial Objects) one of the inferior planets and the second nearest to the sun, visible as a bright morning or evening star. Its surface is extremely hot (over 400°C) and is completely shrouded by dense cloud. The atmosphere is principally carbon dioxide. Mean distance from sun: 108 million km; period of revolution around sun: 225 days; period of axial rotation: 244.3 days (retrograde motion); diameter and mass: 96.5 and 81.5 per cent that of earth respectively
2. (Alchemy) the alchemical name for copper1

Ve•nus

(ˈvi nəs)

n., pl. -us•es.
1. an ancient Italian goddess, identified by the Romans with Aphrodite as the goddess of love and beauty.
2. an exceptionally beautiful woman.
3. the most brilliant planet, second in order from the sun, having an equatorial diameter of 7521 miles (12,104 km), a mean distance from the sun of 67.2 million miles (108.2 million km), a period of revolution of 224.68 days, and no moons.
4. Also called Ve′nus fig`ure. (sometimes l.c.) a statuette of a female figure, usu. carved of ivory and typically having exaggerated breasts, belly, or buttocks, often found in Upper Paleolithic cultures from Siberia to France.
[< Latin Venus, s. Vener- orig. a neuter common n. meaning “physical desire,” hence “qualities exciting desire, charm,” “a goddess personifying sexual attractiveness”; c. Skt vanaḥ desire, akin to wish; compare venerate, venom]

Ve·nus

(vē′nəs)
The second planet from the sun and the fourth smallest, with a diameter about 400 miles less than that of Earth. Venus comes nearer to Earth than any other planet and is the brightest object in the night sky aside from Earth's moon. It is the hottest planet in the solar system, with an average surface temperature of 867°F (464°C). See Table at solar system. See Note at planet.
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Noun1.Venus - the second nearest planet to the sunVenus - the 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'; "before it was known that they were the same object the evening star was called Venus and the morning star was called Lucifer"
solar system - the sun with the celestial bodies that revolve around it in its gravitational field
2.Venus - goddess of loveVenus - goddess of love; counterpart of Greek Aphrodite
3.Venus - type genus of the family Veneridae: genus of edible clams with thick oval shells
mollusk genus - a genus of mollusks
family Veneridae, Veneridae - hard-shell clams
Mercenaria mercenaria, hard clam, Venus mercenaria, hard-shell clam, quahaug, quahog, round clam - an edible American clam; the heavy shells were used as money by some American Indians
Translations
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Venus

[ˈviːnəs] N (Myth) → Venus f (Astron) → Venus m

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[ˈviːnəs] n
(= planet) → Vénus f
(= goddess) → vénus f

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nVenus f

Venus

[ˈviːnəs] n (Astron, Myth) → Venere f
References in classic literature ?
With slowly dawning remembrance, Mr Venus rises, and holds his candle over the little counter, and holds it down towards the legs, natural and artificial, of Mr Wegg.
But, the little shop is so excessively dark, is stuck so full of black shelves and brackets and nooks and corners, that he sees Mr Venus's cup and saucer only because it is close under the candle, and does not see from what mysterious recess Mr Venus produces another for himself until it is under his nose.
A CAT fell in love with a handsome young man, and entreated Venus to change her into the form of a woman.
If I ventured to describe that attitude, there would be a fine howl--but there the Venus lies, for anybody to gloat over that wants to--and there she has a right to lie, for she is a work of art, and Art has its privileges.
Seven months ago now, Venus and Mars were in alignment with the sun; that is to say, Mars was in opposition from the point of view of an observer on Venus.
Venus had risen above the branch, and the ear of the Great Bear with its shaft was now all plainly visible against the dark blue sky, yet still he waited.
Mars made Venus many presents, and defiled King Vulcan's marriage bed, so the sun, who saw what they were about, told Vulcan.
Not that I would have my reader imagine, that this was one of those wanton smiles which Homer would have you conceive came from Venus, when he calls her the laughter-loving goddess; nor was it one of those smiles which Lady Seraphina shoots from the stage-box, and which Venus would quit her immortality to be able to equal.
The sun had set and in the southwestern sky hung Venus, glorious and golden, having drawn as near to her earth-sister as is possible for her.
Still, taunt me not with the gifts that golden Venus has given me; they are precious; let not a man disdain them, for the gods give them where they are minded, and none can have them for the asking.
The four personages of the prologue were bewailing themselves in their mortal embarrassment, when Venus in person, (
He had taken the sackcloth of her uncomeliness, had washed, dried, starched and ironed it, and returned it to her sheer embroidered lawn--the robe of Venus herself.