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[yoo-rey-nee-uh n, -reyn-yuh n]
  1. pertaining to the planet Uranus.
  2. (of males) homosexual.
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Origin of Uranian

1835–45; Uran(us) + -ian; def. 2 from Aphrodite Urania heavenly Aphrodite, inspiration for male homosexuality in Plato's Symposium
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Historical Examples

  • Those cannot remain imprisoned on the Earth, and their destiny is to live the Uranian life.


    Camille Flammarion

  • The Uranian couldn't stand radiation for any length of time.

    The Wealth of Echindul

    Noel Miller Loomis

  • There was an odd bass rambling which Grant recognized as the voice of a Uranian.

    The Wealth of Echindul

    Noel Miller Loomis

  • Is this the outcome of the woman in the uranian temperament?

  • He doubted even that there was such irregularity in the Uranian orbit.

British Dictionary definitions for uranian


  1. a hypothetical inhabitant of the planet Uranus
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  1. of, occurring on, or relating to the planet Uranus
  2. of the heavens; celestial
  3. relating to astronomy; astronomical
  4. (as an epithet of Aphrodite) heavenly; spiritual
  5. of or relating to the Muse Urania
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