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Uranus
false-color image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in 1998

U·ra·nus

 (yo͝o-rā′nəs, yo͝or′ə-nəs)
n.
1. Greek Mythology The earliest supreme god, a personification of the sky, who was the son and consort of Gaea and the father of the Cyclopes and Titans.
2. The seventh planet from the sun, revolving about it every 84.01 years at a mean distance of approximately 2.9 billion kilometers (1.8 billion miles), having a mean equatorial diameter of 51,118 kilometers (31,763 miles) and a mass 14.6 times that of Earth.

[Late Latin Ūranus, from Greek ouranos, heaven, the god Uranus, Sense 2, from New Latin Ūranussince Uranus was Saturn's father just as Saturn was Jupiter's father (thus making the order of the planets' names reflect mythological genealogy).]

Uranus

(jʊˈreɪnəs; ˈjʊrənəs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the personification of the sky, who, as a god, ruled the universe and fathered the Titans and Cyclopes on his wife and mother Gaea (earth). He was overthrown by his son Cronus

Uranus

(jʊˈreɪnəs; ˈjʊrənəs)
n
(Celestial Objects) one of the giant planets, the seventh planet from the sun, sometimes visible to the naked eye. It has 27 satellites, a ring system, and an axis of rotation almost lying in the plane of the orbit. Mean distance from sun: 2870 million km; period of revolution around sun: 84 years; period of axial rotation: 17.23 hours; diameter and mass: 4 and 14.5 times that of earth respectively
[C19: from Latin Ūranus, from Greek Ouranos heaven]

U•ra•nus

(ˈyʊər ə nəs, yʊˈreɪ-)

n.
1. the planet seventh in order from the sun, having an equatorial diameter of 32,600 miles (56,460 km), a mean distance from the sun of 1,784 million miles (2871 million km), a period of revolution of 84.07 years, and 15 known moons.
2. (in Greek myth) a personification of the sky, engendered by Gaea, with whom Uranus mates to produce the Cyclopes and Titans.
[< Greek ouranós sky]

U·ra·nus

(yo͝or′ə-nəs, yo͝o-rā′nəs)
The seventh planet from the sun and the third largest, with a diameter about four times that of Earth. Uranus is composed mainly of hydrogen and helium gases and is encircled by a thin system of rings. See Table at solar system. See Note at planet.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Uranus - (Greek mythology) god of the heavensUranus - (Greek mythology) god of the heavens; son and husband of Gaea and father of the Titans in ancient mythology
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
2.Uranus - a giant planet with a ring of ice particlesUranus - a giant planet with a ring of ice particles; the 7th planet from the sun has a blue-green color and many satellites; "Uranus was discovered by William Herschel in 1781"
solar system - the sun with the celestial bodies that revolve around it in its gravitational field
Translations
أورانوس
Uran
UraanUranos
UranosUranus
Uránusz
Uranus
Uranas
UranUranos
Urano
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UranosUranus

Uranus

[jʊəˈreɪnəs] NUrano m

Uranus

[ˈjʊrənəs jʊˈreɪnəs] nUranus f

Uranus

n (Astron) → Uranus m

Uranus

[jʊəˈreɪnəs] n (Myth, Astron) → Urano
References in classic literature ?
Uranus has eight, Saturn eight, Jupiter four, Neptune possibly three, and the Earth one.
First of all, I said, there was that greatest of all lies, in high places, which the poet told about Uranus, and which was a bad lie too,-- I mean what Hesiod says that Uranus did, and how Cronus retaliated on him.
the charms of Aouda failed to act, to Passepartout's great surprise; and the disturbances, if they existed, would have been more difficult to calculate than those of Uranus which led to the discovery of Neptune.
Good additional heat for the sun," replied Michel Ardan, "of which the inhabitants of Uranus or Neptune would doubtless not complain; they must be perished with cold on their planets.
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Uranus changes in color and brightness to the same rhythm as the solar cycle, showing how far the sun's influence extends into space even if there isn't much heat reaching the outer planets.