Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “planet”

See all translations

planet

noun [C] uk   /ˈplæn.ɪt/ us  
B1 an extremely large, round mass of rock and metal, such as Earth, or of gas, such as Jupiter, that moves in a circular path around the sun or another star: the planet Earth/Venus Might there be intelligent life on other planets?
More examples
Translations of “planet”
in Korean 행성…
in Arabic كَوْكَب…
in French planète…
in Turkish gezegen…
in Italian pianeta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 行星…
in Russian планета…
in Polish planeta…
in Spanish planeta…
in Portuguese planeta…
in German der Planet…
in Catalan planeta…
in Japanese 惑星…
in Chinese (Simplified) 行星…
(Definition of planet from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of planet?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “planet” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

make believe

believing or imagining things that appear to be attractive or exciting, but are not real

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More