jupiter (plural jupiters)

  1. A class of planets that are similar in mass to Jupiter.
  • (America) IPA: /ˈdʒupɪtɚ/, [ˈdʒupɪɾɚ]
Proper noun
  1. (astronomy) The fifth and by far the largest planet in the Solar System, a gas giant, represented by the symbol ♃ in astronomy. Jupiter is known for its Great Red Spot and many moons including the Galilean moons.
  2. (Roman god) The King of the Gods, also called Jove. Equivalent to the Greek Zeus, Jupiter was one of the children of Saturn. As supreme god of the Roman pantheon, Jupiter was the god of thunder, lightning, and storms, and appropriately called the god of light and sky.
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