Planet - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈplænɪt|  American pronunciation of the word planet
Brit.  |ˈplanɪt|  British pronunciation of the word planet

noun

- (astronomy) any of the nine 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
- a person who follows or serves another (syn: satellite)
- any celestial body (other than comets or satellites) that revolves around a star

Examples

...our collective responsibility to conserve the planet and its natural resources for future generations...

Mercury is the smallest of all the planets.

Is there life on other planets?

You are (living) on another planet. / What planet are you on? разг.

The planet's atmosphere cannot support human life.

A crater was formed at the point where the meteor impacted the planet's surface.

the internal structure of the planet

a planet orbited by one moon

Images of the planet are sent by satellite.

Pictures of the distant planet were beamed back to the Earth.

With the telescope we can see details of the planet's surface that are ordinarily invisible.

It is probable that life exists outside of our planet.

That planet has a more circular orbit than our planet does.

She wrote an imaginative story about life on the planet Venus.

a book about life on the planet after wars have destroyed civilization

Word forms

noun
singular: planet
plural: planets
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