planet Definition

  • 1a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star
  • 2a celestial body that is not a satellite of a planet

Using planet: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "planet" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system.

  • Example

    The discovery of a new planet was announced by astronomers today.

  • Example

    The planet Mars is often referred to as the 'Red Planet.'

planet Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for planet

Phrases with planet

  • a celestial body that orbits the sun and is spherical in shape but has not cleared its orbit of other debris, and is not a satellite of a planet


    Pluto was reclassified as a dwarf planet in 2006.

  • gas giant

    a large planet composed mostly of gases, such as Jupiter or Saturn


    Jupiter and Saturn are both gas giants.

  • a planet that is similar in composition to Earth, with a solid surface and rocky mantle


    Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars are all terrestrial planets.

Origins of planet

from Old English 'planete', from Latin 'planeta', from Greek 'planetes', meaning 'wanderer'


Summary: planet in Brief

A 'planet' [ˈplænɪt] is a celestial body that orbits a star in an elliptical path. It can also refer to a celestial body that is not a satellite of a planet. Examples include Jupiter, Mars, and newly discovered planets. 'Planet' can be further classified into types like 'dwarf planet,' 'gas giant,' and 'terrestrial planet.'

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