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GAS GIANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gas giant mean? 

GAS GIANT (noun)
  The noun GAS GIANT has 1 sense:

1. any of the four outermost planets in the solar system; much larger than Earth and gaseous in nature (like Jupiter)

  Familiarity information: GAS GIANT used as a noun is very rare.


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GAS GIANT (noun)


Sense 1gas giant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of the four outermost planets in the solar system; much larger than Earth and gaseous in nature (like Jupiter)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

gas giant; Jovian planet

Hypernyms ("gas giant" is a kind of...):

major planet; planet ((astronomy) any of the nine large celestial bodies in the solar system that revolve around the sun and shine by reflected light; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in order of their proximity to the sun; viewed from the constellation Hercules, all the planets rotate around the sun in a counterclockwise direction)

Instance hyponyms:

Jupiter (the largest planet and the 5th from the sun; has many satellites and is one of the brightest objects in the night sky)

Neptune (a giant planet with a ring of ice particles; the 8th planet from the sun is the most remote of the gas giants)

Saturn (a giant planet that is surrounded by three planar concentric rings of ice particles; the 6th planet from the sun)

Uranus (a giant planet with a ring of ice particles; the 7th planet from the sun has a blue-green color and many satellites)


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