- Gr. Myth. a god who is the personification of the heavens, the son and husband of Gaea (Earth) and father of the Titans, Furies, and Cyclopes: he is overthrown by his son Cronus (Saturn)
Origin of UranusModL the third largest planet of the solar system and the seventh in distance from the sun: it has a system of thin rings around the equator: diameter, c. 51,120 km (c. 31,770 mi); period of revolution, c. 84.01 earth years; period of rotation (retrograde), c. 17.24 hours around an axis tilted 98° to its orbital plane; 27 satellites; symbol, ?
Origin of UranusLate Latin from Classical Greek Ouranos, literally , heaven