Crossword clues for planet
- Pluto, e.g
- Mars or Venus
- Mars or Mercury
- Earth, for one
- Earth, e.g
- Pluto, once
- Vulcan, e.g
- Uranus, e.g
- Sun orbiter
- Solar orbiter
- Mars or Jupiter
- It goes around annually
- Vulcan, for one
- Space occupier
- Solar-heated orbiter
- Orrery orb
- Ork, for one
- Neptune, say
- Neptune, for example
- Neptune or Mars
- Many a "Star Trek" stopover
- Krypton, in science fiction
- Earth, for example
- Word from the Greek for "wanderer"
- What a probe may observe
- Venus, for example
- Venus, but not Serena
- Starship stop
- Star circler
- Space revolver
- Source of energy, in astrology
- Solar-system component
- Solar system spheroid
- Solar system circler
- Shore-leave locale on "Star Trek"
- Revolutionary body
- Probe's target
- Pluto, until 2006
- Pluto, formerly
- Pluto, for a time
- Pluto, before its downgrade
- Pluto or Venus
- Pluto e.g
- Pantera cover "___ Caravan"
- Morning star, e.g
- Member of a noted octet
- Mars or Saturn, e.g
- Lonely ___
- Krypton or Vulcan, in sci-fi
- Krypton or Vulcan
- Krypton or Ork
- Kent's newspaper
- Jupiter, but not Zeus
- It goes around in circles
- Heavenly orb
- Gas giant, for one
- Evening star, e.g
- Earth, say
- Earth, Mars, or Neptune
- Earth or Venus
- Certain octet member
- Brontitall or Magrathea, in "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
- Body orbiting a sun
- "There's some ill ___ reigns": Shakespeare
- Venus, for one
- Krypton, e.g.
- Mercury, for one
- Sun circler
- Revolutionary figure?
- One of these can be found reading counterclockwise somewhere in each concentric ring
- Quest of the astronomer Percival Lowell
- ___ Hollywood
- A person who follows or serves another
- Any of the celestial bodies (other than comets or satellites) that revolve around the sun in the solar system
- One of nine major bodies
- Kent's Daily ___
- Palomar sighting
- Mars, e.g.
- Morning star, e.g.
- Pluto, e.g.
- Celestial revolver
- Mercury, e.g.
- What 9 Across is
- "___ of the Apes," 1968 film
- One of nine revolvers
- Daily ___ (Clark Kent's paper)
- Item in this puzzle's theme
- Galaxy member
- Venus is one
- Earth, e.g.
- "There's some ill ___ reigns": Shakespeare (6)
- Orrery item
- Solar satellite
- Simian domain in a 1968 film
- A celestial body
- Neptune is one
- Map possible Martian’s origin
- Conspiracist's conclusion on flat Earth?
- Equipment orbiting Earth or Venus?
- Earth, say, in tree found by tribe's leader
- Earth perhaps flat? Thinking initially
- World's energy consumed by factory
- Scheme with alien world
- Neptune, e.g
- Fighter, perhaps with bit of tan and heavenly body
- Factory containing last piece of satellite for Mars, perhaps
- Alien after map to find Earth, perhaps?
- Plot alien object in orbit
- Perhaps earth map taken by alien
- Body temperature on surface
- In part, track orbiter
- Alien after map for Mars, say?
- Celestial body
- Heavenly body
- Mercury or Saturn
- Astronomer's sighting
- Mars, e.g
- Mercury or Mars, for example
- Jupiter, e.g
- Krypton, for one
- Mercury, e.g
- Mars, for one
- Krypton, e.g
- Saturn, for one
- Venus, e.g
- It has solar heating
- Venus or Mars
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Planet \Plan"et\, n. [OE. planete, F. plan[`e]te, L. planeta, fr. Gr. ?, and ? a planet; prop. wandering, fr. ? to wander, fr. ? a wandering.]
(Astron.) A celestial body which revolves about the sun in an orbit of a moderate degree of eccentricity. It is distinguished from a comet by the absence of a coma, and by having a less eccentric orbit. See Solar system.
Note: The term planet was first used to distinguish those stars which have an apparent motion through the constellations from the fixed stars, which retain their relative places unchanged. The inferior planets are Mercury and Venus, which are nearer to the sun than is the earth; the superior planets are Mars, the asteroids, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, which are farther from the sun than is the earth. Primary planets are those which revolve about the sun; secondary planets, or moons, are those which revolve around the primary planets as satellites, and at the same time revolve with them about the sun.
A star, as influencing the fate of a men.
There's some ill planet reigns.
Planet gear. (Mach.) See Epicyclic train, under Epicyclic.
Planet wheel, a gear wheel which revolves around the wheel with which it meshes, in an epicyclic train.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late Old English planete, from Old French planete (Modern French planète), from Late Latin planeta, from Greek planetes, from (asteres) planetai "wandering (stars)," from planasthai "to wander," of unknown origin, possibly from PIE *pele- (2) "flat, to spread" on notion of "spread out." So called because they have apparent motion, unlike the "fixed" stars. Originally including also the moon and sun; modern scientific sense of "world that orbits a star" is from 1630s.
n. 1 (lb en now historical or astrology) Each of the seven major bodies which move relative to the fixed stars in the night sky—the Moon, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. (from 14thc.) 2 (lb en astronomy) A body which orbits the Sun directly and is massive enough to be in hydrostatic equilibrium (effectively meaning a spheroid) and to dominate its orbit; specifically, the eight major bodies of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. (Pluto was considered a planet until 2006 and has now been reclassified as a dwarf planet.) (from 17thc.) 3 A large body which directly orbits any star (or star cluster) but which has not attained nuclear fusion. 4 In phrases such as ''the planet'', ''this planet'', sometimes refers to the Earth.
n. any of the celestial bodies (other than comets or satellites) that revolve around the sun in the solar system
a person who follows or serves another [syn: satellite]
- For articles on specific types of planet, see List of planets
Planet or Planets may also refer to:
- Planets in astrology, another concept referring to celestial bodies but as used in prophecy
Planet is a quarterly cultural and political magazine that looks at Wales from an international perspective, and at the world from the standpoint of Wales.
The magazine publishes high-quality writing, artwork and photography by established and emerging figures, and covers subjects across politics, the arts, literature, current events, social justice questions, minority language and culture, the environment and more.
Planet enjoys a vibrant and diverse international readership and is read by key figures in the Welsh political cultural scene.
The magazine was originally set up as a bi-monthly publication by Ned Thomas in 1970, and was published continually until 1979. This followed a decision in 1967 to devolve the function of The Arts Council of Great Britain in Wales to the Welsh Arts Council. Thomas explained that "The arts council's literature director, Meic Stephens, had a vision of creating a publishing base in Wales that hadn't existed before". The magazine was renamed Planet: the Welsh Internationalist in 1977.
On the eve of the Welsh devolution referendum, 1979, predicting a "no" vote, Thomas decided to bring the magazine to an end as he believed "that a no vote would mean that Planet's stance and ideology had failed, and a yes vote would mean that Wales needed a magazine published more often than once every two months". He was persuaded to relaunch the magazine in 1985, and with improved funding, John Barnie was employed as a full-time assistant before becoming editor in 1990. Barnie was succeeded by his wife Helle Michelsen, in 2006, and in 2010 by Jasmine Donahaye. In 2012, Emily Trahair became the current editor, with Dafydd Prys ap Morus as Production Editor and Helen Pendry as Assistant Editor. The team also puts together the Planet Extra website.
In 2002, funding was moved from the Arts Council to the Welsh Books Council, and in 2009, the Welsh Books Council changed their magazine's funding remit to a quarterly. The first expanded quarterly issue was published in April of that year. The magazine celebrated its 40th anniversary with its 200th issue in November 2010.
Originally published in Llangeitho, the magazine's headquarters later moved to the publishing heartland of Aberystwyth. Planet also publishes a book imprint.
Planet was an early steam locomotive built in 1830 by Robert Stephenson and Company for the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.
In online media, Planet is a feed aggregator application designed to collect posts from the weblogs of members of an Internet community and display them on a single page. Planet runs on a web server. It creates pages with entries from the original feeds in chronological order, most recent entries first.
Planet was written in Python and maintained by Jeff Waugh and Scott James Remnant. There are several successors: Venus, started by Sam Ruby; Pluto, started by hackNY, and a second project also named Pluto, started by Gerald Bauer.
Released under the Python License, Planet is free software.
Usage examples of "planet".
The thinking machines had been eradicated here, and the humans had caused so much damage to accomplish it that even they could no longer live on their own ancestral home planet.
In plain English this means that the ancient Maya had a far more accurate understanding of the true immensity of geological time, and of the vast antiquity of our planet, than did anyone in Britain, Europe or North America until Darwin propounded the theory of evolution.
These groups point at the increasing number of Vulcans affiliated with Starfleetand at the fact that they are sometimes required by their oaths to handle weapons or perhaps to act violently in the line of dutyand they claim that this is the beginning of the corruption of the species and a potential return to the old warlike ways that almost doomed the planet.
These were the sections which more closely mirrored conditions on the sort of mainly methane-atmosphered planets and moons the Affront preferred, and it was in these the Affront indulged their greatest passion, by going hunting.
Culture had been on the far side of the galaxy from the Affront home planet, and contacts between the Culture and the Affront had been unusually sparse for a long time for a variety of frankly banal reasons.
The fauna was far more dangerous than any Lunzie had seen on Ambrosia or on any of the planets she had so far visited.
At present the planet Mars is in conjunction, but with every return to opposition I, for one, anticipate a renewal of their adventure.
It seems to me that it should be possible to define the position of the gun from which the shots are discharged, to keep a sustained watch upon this part of the planet, and to anticipate the arrival of the next attack.
This arises from the possible appulse of the comet to the planet Pallas, whose mass, being so small, would more sensibly be disturbed by such an appulse than the earth.
The planet Arcos is of strategic importance between the Federation and the Klingon Empire.
And then the agent had gone on a tremendous amplification all over the planet, and it was still expanding its burn, with no end in sight.
Rufus in particular loved to work the Astrolabe, when it was not in use, and he has also learned, much to my Astonishment, quite a Lot of the Mathematical Calculation necessary for plotting the Orbits of Stars and Planets.
There are extraordinary, unexplainable landmarks scattered across the face of this planet, astronomically aligned wonders, yet all pieces of a single, giant puzzle.
The Astrophysics Department, however, insists that such a moment can be created by using the Tan equations on the planet Jupiter, causing it, in effect, artificially to go nova.
An autocratic year-captain could force them to settle for the first plausible-looking planet we find, simply by decree.