Noun Venus Definition and Examples






proper noun

A goddess, worshipped as the goddess of love in classical Rome though apparently a spirit of kitchen gardens in earlier times.
  1. 'Carter considered his daughter to be a Venus figure, but a girl of ten is more likely to belong to Mercury.'
  2. 'Faithfull was found wrapped in a bearskin rug - a Venus in furs - which she promptly dropped to the floor.'
  3. 'Each of the primitive-looking Venuses gazed at a raw stone elevated on a nearby pedestal of equal height.'
The second planet from the sun in the solar system, the brightest celestial object after the sun and moon and frequently appearing in the twilight sky as the evening or morning star.
    A burrowing marine bivalve mollusc with clearly defined growth lines on the shell.
    1. 'At night paddle crabs roam the sand, breaking into thick-shelled bivalves like the tuatua and the Venus shell.'
    2. 'The saffron ladened spaghetti is topped with the outer ring of tomatoes and two Venus clams out of shell.'
    3. 'The quahog is a Venus clam, the most diverse mollusc family.'
    ((n.) The goddess of beauty and love, that is, beauty or love deified.|--|(n.) One of the planets, the second in order from the sun, its orbit lying between that of Mercury and that of the Earth, at a mean distance from the sun of about 67,000,000 miles. Its diameter is 7,700 miles, and its sidereal period 224.7 days. As the morning star, it was called by the ancients Lucifer; as the evening star, Hesperus.|--|(n.) The metal copper; -- probably so designated from the ancient use of the metal in making mirrors, a mirror being still the astronomical symbol of the planet Venus.|--|(n.) Any one of numerous species of marine bivalve shells of the genus Venus or family Veneridae. Many of these shells are large, and ornamented with beautiful frills; others are smooth, glossy, and handsomely colored. Some of the larger species, as the round clam, or quahog, are valued for food.|--|)

    noun, plural Venuses for


    1. an ancient Italian goddess of gardens and spring, identified by the Romans with Aphrodite as the goddess of love and beauty.

    2. an exceptionally beautiful woman.

    3. (sometimes lowercase) Archaeology. a statuette of a female figure, usually carved of ivory and typically having exaggerated breasts, belly, or buttocks, often found in Upper Paleolithic cultures from Siberia to France.

    4. Astronomy. the planet second in order from the sun, having an equatorial diameter of 7521 miles (12,104 km), a mean distance from the sun of 6

    7.2 million miles (10

    8.2 million km), a period of revolution of 22

    4.68 days, and no moons. It is the most brilliant planet in the solar system.

    5. Chemistry Obsolete. copper1 (def 1).


    When the Venus de Milo was entire, there were arms on the statue.
    The Venus de Milo is the perfection of beauty.
    Is it possible to see Venus tonight?
    Your eyes are as beautiful as the arms of the Venus de Milo.
    He also discovered sunspots, the dark areas of the Sun. He saw that the planet Venus has light and dark phases just like the Moon. These discoveries provided empirical information that proved that the Sun is at the center of the Solar System, as Nicholas Copernicus had predicted.
    Mariner 10 used the gravitational pull of Venus to swing it into a different orbit so it could continue on to Mercury.
    Mariner 10 was the first space probe to visit Mercury. It was also the first probe to visit two planets - Venus and Mercury.
    In 1962, Mariner 2 flew within 34,400 kilometers of the surface of Venus and transmitted to Earth information about its temperature and details about its atmosphere and rotational period.
    Even though Mercury is the planet closest to the Sun, Venus is the hottest planet due to the tremendous greenhouse effect caused by the gases in its atmosphere.
    The thick clouds which cover Venus cause a "greenhouse effect". The clouds prevent heat from leaving the atmosphere.
    For centuries, it was thought that Venus could not be habitable without terraforming.
    Back in the early 20th century, many thought that Venus was a watery world. Now in the 21st century, we know that Venus is like a big misty oven.
    Terraforming Mars and Venus became a reality generations later.
    We saw the Venus of Willendorf in Vienna.
    Tom the Saturnian decided to set out for Venus over summer break to meet Mary the Venusian, who he met on Twitter.
    A day on Venus is a little longer than a year on Venus.
    Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, but it’s not the hottest. Venus is hotter.



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