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Synonyms for planet

(astronomy) any of the nine large celestial bodies in the solar system that revolve around the sun and shine by reflected light

a person who follows or serves another

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any celestial body (other than comets or satellites) that revolves around a star

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As Mars approached opposition, Lavelle of Java set the wires of the astronomical exchange palpitating with the amazing intelli- gence of a huge outbreak of incandescent gas upon the planet.
He was immensely excited at the news, and in the excess of his feel- ings invited me up to take a turn with him that night in a scrutiny of the red planet.
Looking through the telescope, one saw a circle of deep blue and the little round planet swimming in the field.
As I watched, the planet seemed to grow larger and smaller and to advance and recede, but that was simply that my eye was tired.
That night, too, there was another jetting out of gas from the distant planet.
His idea was that meteorites might be falling in a heavy shower upon the planet, or that a huge volcanic explosion was in progress.
I remember how jubilant Markham was at securing a new photograph of the planet for the illustrated paper he edited in those days.
Because, John Carter," she replied, "nearly every planet and star having atmospheric conditions at all approaching those of Barsoom, shows forms of animal life almost identical with you and me; and, further, Earth men, almost without exception, cover their bodies with strange, unsightly pieces of cloth, and their heads with hideous contraptions the purpose of which we have been unable to conceive; while you, when found by the Tharkian warriors, were entirely undisfigured and unadorned.
Westward, where no planet should rise, the triple verticals of Trinity Bay (we keep still to the Southern route) make a low-lifting haze.
There are specks of fire round her rising and falling--bewildered planets about an unstable sun--helpless shipping hanging on to her light for company's sake.
The George who strolled that pleasant morning on the Promenade des Strangers differed both externally and internally from the George who had fallen out with Harold Flower in the offices of the Planet Insurance Company.
His mood of dejection had passed swiftly, to be succeeded by an exhilaration such as he had only felt once in his life before, about half-way through a dinner given to the Planet staff on a princely scale by a retiring general manager.
The ball swings round and round like a planet, slows down, stumbles among the holes, rests for a moment in the one which you have backed, then hops into the next one, and you lose.
Hehir, managing director for equity capital markets for Merrill Lynch, which is not involved in Planet Hollywood's deal.
Planet Beach has long been a leader in the skincare industry, providing customers with smart, quality tanning solutions.