superior planet
noun Date: 1583 a planet (as Jupiter) whose orbit lies outside that of Earth

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  • superior planet — Astron. any of the six planets whose orbits are outside the orbit of the earth: Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Cf. inferior planet, outer planet. [1575 85; i.e., superior in distance from the sun] * * * …   Universalium

  • superior planet — noun any of the planets whose orbit lies outside the earth s orbit • Hypernyms: ↑planet, ↑major planet • Instance Hyponyms: ↑Jupiter, ↑Mars, ↑Red Planet, ↑Neptune, ↑Pluto, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • superior planet — noun A planet that orbits the Sun beyond the orbit of the Earth and thus shows retrograde motion when viewed from the Earth Ant: inferior planet …   Wiktionary

  • superior planet — noun Astronomy any of the planets Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, whose orbits are further from the sun than the earth s …   English new terms dictionary

  • superior — su•pe•ri•or [[t]səˈpɪər i ər, sʊ [/t]] adj. 1) higher in station, rank, degree, etc 2) above the average in excellence, merit, intelligence, etc 3) of higher grade or quality 4) greater in quantity or amount 5) showing a consciousness or feeling… …   From formal English to slang

  • planet — Synonyms and related words: Earth, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Pluto, Saturn, Uranus, Venus, asteroid, globe, inferior planet, major planet, minor planet, planetoid, secondary planet, solar system, superior planet, terrestrial planet,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Planet Poker — was the first real money online card room for playing Poker. [http://www.casinocitytimes.com/news/article.cfm?contentID=165004] History On 1 January, 1998, after several months of planning and preparation, Planet Poker dealt a $3 $6 game of Texas …   Wikipedia

  • Superior — Su*pe ri*or, a. [L., compar. of superus being above, fr. super above, over: cf. F. sup[ e]rieur. See {Super }, and cf. {Supreme}.] 1. More elevated in place or position; higher; upper; as, the superior limb of the sun; the superior part of an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Superior conjunction — Superior Su*pe ri*or, a. [L., compar. of superus being above, fr. super above, over: cf. F. sup[ e]rieur. See {Super }, and cf. {Supreme}.] 1. More elevated in place or position; higher; upper; as, the superior limb of the sun; the superior part… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Superior figure — Superior Su*pe ri*or, a. [L., compar. of superus being above, fr. super above, over: cf. F. sup[ e]rieur. See {Super }, and cf. {Supreme}.] 1. More elevated in place or position; higher; upper; as, the superior limb of the sun; the superior part… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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