[ yoo-rey-nee-uhn, -reyn-yuhn ]

  1. pertaining to the planet Uranus.

  2. (of males) gay.

Origin of Uranian

First recorded in 1835–45; Uran(us) + -ian; def. 2 from Aphrodite Urania “heavenly Aphrodite,” inspiration for gay male sexual orientation or behavior in Plato's Symposium

Words Nearby Uranian

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How to use Uranian in a sentence

  • The Uranian soul, even during its terrestrial incarnations, lives in the world of the absolute and divine.

    Urania | Camille Flammarion
  • Sir W. Herschel was more completely misled by the false Uranian satellites.

    Myths and Marvels of Astronomy | Richard A. Proctor
  • The realm of eternal essences rains down no Jovian thunderbolts, but only a ghostly Uranian calm.

    Winds Of Doctrine | George Santayana
  • Relegar must know what Grant had found, and the knowledge that the Uranian knew about the stones made him weak.

    The Wealth of Echindul | Noel Miller Loomis
  • He thought he knew how to recover the stones and to face the Uranian without being immediately killed.

    The Wealth of Echindul | Noel Miller Loomis

British Dictionary definitions for Uranian


/ (jʊˈreɪnɪən) /

  1. a hypothetical inhabitant of the planet Uranus

  1. of, occurring on, or relating to the planet Uranus

  2. of the heavens; celestial

  1. relating to astronomy; astronomical

  2. (as an epithet of Aphrodite) heavenly; spiritual

  3. of or relating to the Muse Urania

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