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Meaning of NEPTUNE

Pronunciation:  'neptyoon

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  1. [n]  a giant planet with a ring of ice particles; the 8th planet from the sun
  2. [n]  (Roman mythology) god of the sea; counterpart of Greek Poseidon

NEPTUNE is a 7 letter word that starts with N.


 See Also: gas giant, Jovian planet, Roman deity, solar system



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Nep"tune\, n. [L. Neptunus.]
1. (Rom. Myth.) The son of Saturn and Ops, the god of the
   waters, especially of the sea. He is represented as
   bearing a trident for a scepter.

2. (Astron.) The remotest known planet of our system,
   discovered -- as a result of the computations of
   Leverrier, of Paris -- by Galle, of Berlin, September 23,
   1846. Its mean distance from the sun is about
   2,775,000,000 miles, and its period of revolution is about
   164,78 years.

{Neptune powder}, an explosive containing nitroglycerin, --
   used in blasting.

{Neptune's cup} (Zo["o]l.), a very large, cup-shaped, marine
   sponge ({Thalassema Neptuni}).

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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing Neptune in your dream, represents inspiration, imagination, and devotion. You may need to show some more compassion and understanding.
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