venus
1. [ noun ] (astronomy) the second nearest planet to the sun; visible as an early `morning star' or an `evening star'; rotates slowly clockwise (in the opposite direction from the normal rotation of the planets)
Related terms: inferior_planet solar_system
2. [ noun ] (Roman mythology,religion) goddess of love; counterpart of Greek Aphrodite
Synonyms: Urania
Related terms: Roman_deity
3. [ noun ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 1232
4. [ noun ] (biology,zoology) type genus of the family Veneridae: genus of edible clams with thick oval shells
Synonyms: genus_Venus
Related terms: mollusk_genus Veneridae quahog
Similar spelling:   venous
  venose
  Venessa