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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AS'TEROID, n. [Gr. a star, and form.]
A name given by Herschel to the newly discovered planets between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: shaped like a star [syn: asteroid, star-shaped] n
1: any of numerous small celestial bodies composed of rock and metal that move around the sun (mainly between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter)

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Greek asteroeid?s starlike, from aster-, ast?r Date: 1802 1. any of the small rocky celestial bodies found especially between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter 2. starfish asteroidal adjective II. adjective Date: 1854 1. resembling a star <asteroid bodies in sporotrichosis> 2. of or resembling a starfish

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 any of the minor planets revolving round the sun, mainly between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. 2 Zool. a starfish. Derivatives: asteroidal adj. Etymology: Gk asteroeides (as ASTER, -OID)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Asteroid As"ter*oid, n. [Gr. ? starlike, starry; 'asth`r star + ? form: cf. F. ast['e]ro["i]de. See Aster.] A starlike body; esp. one of the numerous small planets whose orbits lie between those of Mars and Jupiter; -- called also planetoids and minor planets.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(asteroids) An asteroid is one of the very small planets that move around the sun between Mars and Jupiter. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Small planet, planetoid.

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Earth, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Pluto, Saturn, Uranus, Venus, asteroids, aurora particles, blackout, cosmic particles, cosmic ray bombardment, inferior planet, intergalactic matter, major planet, meteor dust impacts, meteors, minor planet, planet, planetoid, radiation, secondary planet, solar system, space bullets, superior planet, terrestrial planet, the bends, wanderer, weightlessness



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