Associations to the word «Asteroid»


ASTEROID, noun. (astronomy) A naturally occurring solid object, which is smaller than a planet and is not a comet, that orbits a star
ASTEROID, noun. (astronomy) In the Solar system, such a body that orbits within the orbit of Jupiter
ASTEROID, noun. (zoology) Any member of the taxonomic class Asteroidea; a starfish
ASTEROID BELT, noun. (astronomy) The region of the orbital plane of the solar system located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter which is occupied by numerous minor planets and the dwarf planet Ceres.
ASTEROID BELTS, noun. Plural of asteroid belt

Dictionary definition

ASTEROID, noun. Any of numerous small celestial bodies composed of rock and metal that move around the sun (mainly between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter).
ASTEROID, adjective. Shaped like a star.

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