Leverrier

[ luh-ver-ee-ey; French luh-ve-ryey ]
/ ləˈvɛr iˌeɪ; French lə vɛˈryeɪ /

noun

Ur·bain Jean Jo·seph [yr-ban zhahn zhaw-zef] /ürˈbɛ̃ ʒɑ̃ ʒɔˈzɛf/,1811–77, French astronomer.

QUIZZES

HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
anchorite
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for leverrier

British Dictionary definitions for leverrier

Leverrier
/ (French ləvɛrje) /

noun

Urbain Jean Joseph (yrbɛ̃ ʒɑ̃ ʒozɛf). 1811–77, French astronomer: calculated the existence and position of the planet Neptune
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012