Pluto
Pluto Plu"to, [Also spelled {rop. .]n. [L., fr. Gr. ?.] 1. (Class. Myth.) The son of Saturn and Rhea, brother of Jupiter and Neptune; the dark and gloomy god of the Lower World. [1913 Webster]

2. The ninth planet of the Solar System, the smallest (5700 km radius) and most distant from the sun. The suggestion has been made that it more closely resembles a large close comet than a planet. Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.248, larger than that of any other planet; it varies from 4.44 to 7.37 billion km distance from the sun. [PJC]

Pluto is an oddball among its eight sister planets. It's the smallest in both size and mass, and has the most elliptical orbit. It moves in a plane tilted markedly away from the other planets' orbits. Moreover, Pluto is the only planet made almost entirely of ice. --Ron Cohen (Science News, Feb. 27, 1999, p. 139)

{Pluto monkey} (Zo["o]l.), a long-tailed African monkey ({Cercopithecus pluto}), having side whiskers. The general color is black, more or less grizzled; the frontal band is white. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Pluto — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El término Pluto puede referirse a: Pluto, en la mitología griega, el dios de la riqueza. Pluto, una oceánide, madre del rey Tántalo. Pluto, el título de una obra de Aristófanes en la que satirizaba al dios griego de …   Wikipedia Español

  • PLUTO — Saturni filius, ex Ope coniuge, frater Iovis et Nepuni, qui cum ad regnidivisionem venissent, Plutoni, qui natu minimus erat, et Agesilaus vocabatur, pars Occidentis obtigit, secus inferum mare: Iovi plaga Orientalis; Neptuno insulae. Hinc datus… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • pluto — Element prim de compunere savantă cu semnificaţia bogat , bogăţie . [< fr. plouto , it. pluto , cf. gr. ploutos]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 26.07.2005. Sursa: DN  PLUTO elem. bogăţie . (< fr. plouto , cf. gr. ploutos) …   Dicționar Român

  • Pluto — (Oksbøl,Дания) Категория отеля: Адрес: 6840 Oksbøl, Дания Описание …   Каталог отелей

  • Pluto — Roman god of the underworld, brother of Zeus and Neptune, from L. Pluto, from Gk. Plouton god of wealth, lit. wealth, riches, probably originally overflowing, from PIE *pleu to flow (see PLUVIAL (Cf. pluvial)). The planet (since downgraded) was… …   Etymology dictionary

  • pluto — plȕto sr DEFINICIJA kora hrasta plutnjaka kao materijal (za izradu čepova i sl.); čepovina ETIMOLOGIJA prasl. *plutъ: pluto (bug. pluta, rus. plutívo) …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Pluto — Pluto, 1) (Pluton, Aïs, Aïdes, Aïdoneus, Hades, d. i. der Unsichtbare), Sohn des Kronos u. der Rhea, Bruder des Zeus u. Poseidon, deren erste Schicksale er theilte, erhielt bei der Theilung des väterlichen Weltreichs die Unterwelt. Im… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Pluto — Pluto, Hades, in der griech. Mythe der jüngere Bruder des Zeus und Poseidon, der Herrscher des Todtenreichs und seiner Dämonen, Gemahl der Proserpina, dargestellt auf einem Wagen mit 4 schwarzen Rossen, mit 2zackigem Scepter und Cypressenkranz …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • pluto — s. m. 1.  [Linguagem poética] Riqueza. 2. Poder da riqueza …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Pluto — [plo͞ot′ō] n. [L < Gr Ploutōn < ploutos, wealth: see PLUTOCRACY] 1. Gr. & Rom. Myth. the god ruling over the lower world: also called Hades by the Greeks and Dis or Orcus by the Romans 2. the smallest planet of the solar system and the… …   English World dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”