- Rom. Myth. the goddess of love and beauty: identified with the Greek Aphrodite
- a statue or image of Venus
- a very beautiful woman
- the brightest, sixth-largest planet in the solar system and the second in distance from the sun, with a dense atmosphere of carbon dioxide and a very high surface temperature: diameter, c. 12,100 km (c. 7,520 mi); period of revolution, c. 224.7 earth days; period of rotation (retrograde), 243.01 earth days; symbol, ?
Origin of VenusMiddle English from L, literally , love from Indo-European an unverified form wenos, desire from base an unverified form wen-, to strive for, attain from source Old English wine, friend, winnan, to win