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[yoo-rey-nee-uh n, -reyn-yuh n] /yʊˈreɪ ni ən, -ˈreɪn yən/
pertaining to the planet Uranus.
(of males) homosexual.
Origin of Uranian
1835-45; Uran(us) + -ian; def. 2 from Aphrodite Urania heavenly Aphrodite, inspiration for male homosexuality in Plato's Symposium Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They left it and the Uranian orbit behind them and headed outward once again.

    The Secret of the Ninth Planet Donald Allen Wollheim
  • There was an odd bass rambling which Grant recognized as the voice of a Uranian.

    The Wealth of Echindul Noel Miller Loomis
  • But there were a pair of Uranian galgaque—squat, gray, midget honeymooners—who smelled just as bad.

    The Telenizer Don Thompson
  • Is this the outcome of the woman in the Uranian temperament?

  • In the Uranian system the widest interval between adjacent orbits is just within the orbit of the bright satellite, Titania.

    The Asteroids Daniel Kirkwood
  • He doubted even that there was such irregularity in the Uranian orbit.

  • The realm of eternal essences rains down no Jovian thunderbolts, but only a ghostly Uranian calm.

    Winds Of Doctrine George Santayana
  • Uranian Aphrodite was distinguished from her Pandemic sister by chastened lust-repelling loveliness.

  • Compared with one of our years what a long time does an Uranian, or Neptunian, "year" seem?

    Astronomy of To-day Cecil G. Dolmage
  • Relegar must know what Grant had found, and the knowledge that the Uranian knew about the stones made him weak.

    The Wealth of Echindul Noel Miller Loomis
British Dictionary definitions for Uranian


a hypothetical inhabitant of the planet Uranus
of, occurring on, or relating to the planet Uranus
of the heavens; celestial
relating to astronomy; astronomical
(as an epithet of Aphrodite) heavenly; spiritual
of or relating to the Muse Urania
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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