Juno

[ joo-noh ]
/ ˈdʒu noʊ /

noun, plural Ju·nos for 3.

the ancient Roman queen of heaven, a daughter of Saturn and the wife and sister of Jupiter: the protector of women and marriage.Compare Hera.
Astronomy. the fourth largest and one of the four brightest asteroids.
a woman of regal appearance or bearing.
Military. the code name for a beach on France's Normandy coast, attacked by Canadian forces as part of the Allies' D-day invasion on June 6, 1944.
a female given name.

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British Dictionary definitions for Juno (1 of 3)

Juno1
/ (ˈdʒuːnəʊ) /

noun

(in Roman tradition) the queen of the Olympian godsGreek counterpart: Hera
a woman of stately bearing and regal beauty

British Dictionary definitions for Juno (2 of 3)

Juno2
/ (ˈdʒuːnəʊ) /

noun

astronomy the fourth largest known asteroid (approximate diameter 240 kilometres) and one of the four brightest

British Dictionary definitions for Juno (3 of 3)

Juno3

noun

an award given for achievements in the Canadian music industry

Word Origin for Juno

C20: originally after Pierre Juneau (1922–2012) Canadian broadcaster
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Scientific definitions for Juno

Juno
[ jōōnō ]

An asteroid having a diameter of about 240 km (149 mi). It was the third to be discovered, in 1804. See more at asteroid.
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Cultural definitions for Juno

Juno

The Roman name of Hera, the Greek and Roman goddess who protected marriage. Juno was the wife of Jupiter.

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