[vuh-noo-shuh n, -shee-uh n, -see-uh n, -nyoo-]


of or relating to the planet Venus.


a supposed being inhabiting or coming from Venus.

Origin of Venusian

First recorded in 1895–1900; Venus + -ian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for venusian

Contemporary Examples of venusian

  • Anderson surveys love and belonging, Venusian themes, from the passive-male Taurus perspective.

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    Zodiac Beast: May 1-7

    Starsky + Cox

    April 30, 2011

Historical Examples of venusian

  • No Venusian had ever been in those rooms before the abduction.

    The Bluff of the Hawk

    Anthony Gilmore

  • And on each platform could be made out the figure of a Venusian guard.

    The Bluff of the Hawk

    Anthony Gilmore

  • The kifs, the Venusian equivalent of the Terran ant, stole his food.

    Happy Ending

    Fredric Brown

  • You are not getting a job selling Venusian fish, the way you play today.

  • "I read your thematic on Venusian viruses," he said abruptly.


    James Causey

British Dictionary definitions for venusian



of, occurring on, or relating to the planet Venus


(in science fiction) an inhabitant of Venus
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