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English Dictionary: URANUS by the DICT Development Group
3 results for URANUS
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. (Greek mythology) god of the heavens; son and husband of Gaea and father of the Titans in ancient mythology
    Synonym(s): Ouranos, Uranus
  2. a giant planet with a ring of ice particles; the 7th planet from the sun has a blue-green color and many satellites; "Uranus was discovered by William Herschel in 1781"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Uranus \U"ra*nus\ (-n[ucr]s), n. [L. Uranus, Gr. O'yrano`s
      Uranus, o'yrano`s heaven, sky. Cf. {Uranium}.]
      1. (Gr. Myth.) The son or husband of Gaia (Earth), and father
            of Chronos (Time) and the Titans.
      2. (Astron.) One of the primary planets. It is about
            1,800,000,000 miles from the sun, about 36,000 miles in
            diameter, and its period of revolution round the sun is
            nearly 84 of our years.
      Note: This planet has also been called {Herschel}, from Sir
               William Herschel, who discovered it in 1781, and who
               named it {Georgium Sidus}, in honor of George III.,
               then King of England.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      Hideyuki Nakashima , 1993.   A logic-based
      knowledge representation language.   An extension of Prolog
      written in Common Lisp, with Lisp-like syntax.   Extends Prolog
      with a multiple world mechanism, plus term descriptions to
      provide functional programming.
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