Definition of Saturn

1. Noun. A giant planet that is surrounded by three planar concentric rings of ice particles; the 6th planet from the sun.

Generic synonyms: Gas Giant, Jovian Planet, Outer Planet, Superior Planet
Group relationships: Solar System



2. Noun. (Roman mythology) god of agriculture and vegetation; counterpart of Greek Cronus. "Saturday is Saturn's Day"
Category relationships: Roman Mythology
Generic synonyms: Roman Deity

Definition of Saturn

1. n. One of the elder and principal deities, the son of Cœlus and Terra (Heaven and Earth), and the father of Jupiter. The corresponding Greek divinity was Kro`nos, later CHro`nos, Time.

Definition of Saturn

1. Proper noun. (Roman god) The god of fertility and agriculture, equivalent to the Greek Kronos. ¹

2. Proper noun. (astronomy astrology) The second largest planet in Earth's solar system, famous for its large rings and until recent times the furthest known; represented in astronomy and astrology by ?. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Saturn

1. 1. One of the elder and principal deities, the son of Coelus and Terra (Heaven and Earth), anf the father of Jupiter. The corresponding Greek divinity was Kronos, later CHronos, Time. 2. One of the planets of the solar system, next in magnitude to Jupiter, but more remote from the sun. Its diameter is seventy thousand miles, its mean distance from the sun nearly eight hundred and eighty millions of miles, and its year, or periodical revolution round the sun, nearly twenty-nine years and a half. It is surrounded by a remarkable system of rings, and has eight satellites. 3. The metal lead. Origin: L. Saturnus, literally, the saower, fr. Serere, satum, to sow. See Season. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Saturn

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"saturn is the largest planet but one of the solar system, being surpassed in mass by Jupiter alone. His mass exceeds the combined mass of all the other ..."

2. The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball (1885)
"saturn. The Position of saturn in the System—saturn one of the Three most Interesting Objects in the Heavens—Compared with Jupiter—saturn to the Unaided Eye ..."

3. Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1832)
"Observations and Remarks on the Figure, the Climate, and the Atmosphere of saturn, and its Ring. By William Herschel, LL.DFRS Read June 26, 1806. [Phil. ..."

4. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1904)
"Archenhold, FS Die neuen weissen Flecke auf dem saturn. ... The markings and rotation-period of saturn. Knowledge, London, 26, 1903, (270-272). ..."

5. An Universal Etymological English Dictionary ...by Nathan Bailey by Nathan Bailey (1756)
"saturn is faid to have brought upon the earth the Golden Age, when the ground ... The four ages mentioned by the poets, were the Golden under saturn or Noah ..."

6. Other Worlds Than Ours: The Plurality of Worlds Studied Under the Light of by Richard Anthony Proctor (1904)
"saturn: THE HINGED WORLD. IF JUPITER by his commanding proportions affords a forceful argument against the view that our tiny earth is the only real world ..."

7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"saturn is the largest planet but one of the solar system, being surpassed in mass by Jupiter alone. His mass exceeds the combined mass of all the other ..."

8. The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball (1885)
"saturn. The Position of saturn in the System—saturn one of the Three most Interesting Objects in the Heavens—Compared with Jupiter—saturn to the Unaided Eye ..."

9. Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1832)
"Observations and Remarks on the Figure, the Climate, and the Atmosphere of saturn, and its Ring. By William Herschel, LL.DFRS Read June 26, 1806. [Phil. ..."

10. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1904)
"Archenhold, FS Die neuen weissen Flecke auf dem saturn. ... The markings and rotation-period of saturn. Knowledge, London, 26, 1903, (270-272). ..."

11. An Universal Etymological English Dictionary ...by Nathan Bailey by Nathan Bailey (1756)
"saturn is faid to have brought upon the earth the Golden Age, when the ground ... The four ages mentioned by the poets, were the Golden under saturn or Noah ..."

12. Other Worlds Than Ours: The Plurality of Worlds Studied Under the Light of by Richard Anthony Proctor (1904)
"saturn: THE HINGED WORLD. IF JUPITER by his commanding proportions affords a forceful argument against the view that our tiny earth is the only real world ..."

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