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IO

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Io mean? 

IO (noun)
  The noun IO has 2 senses:

1. (Greek mythology) a maiden seduced by Zeus; when Hera was about to discover them together Zeus turned her into a white heifer
2. the closest of Jupiter's moons; has active volcanoes

  Familiarity information: IO used as a noun is rare.


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IO (noun)


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Meaning:

(Greek mythology) a maiden seduced by Zeus; when Hera was about to discover them together Zeus turned her into a white heifer

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Instance hypernyms:

maid; maiden (an unmarried girl (especially a virgin))

Domain category:

Greek mythology (the mythology of the ancient Greeks)


Sense 2Io [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The closest of Jupiter's moons; has active volcanoes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Instance hypernyms:

Galilean; Galilean satellite (one of the four satellites of Jupiter that were discovered by Galileo)


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