The Earth is an example of a planet.
An asteroid that threatened the whole planet.
The entire planet was affected by the global recession.
Other Word Forms
Origin of planet
- Middle English from Old French planete from Late Latin planēta from Greek planētēs variant of planēs planēt- from planāsthai to wander pelə-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English planete, from Old English planÄ“ta (“planet, chasuble"), from Latin planeta, planetes, from Ancient Greek πλανήτης (planÄ“tÄ“s) variant of πλάνης (planÄ“s, “wanderer, planet"), from Ancient Greek πλανάω (planáō, “wander about, stray"), of unknown origin. Perhaps from a Proto-Indo-European *pel- (“to wander, roam"), cognate with Latin pālor (“wander about, stray"), Old Norse flana (“to rush about"), Norwegian flanta (“to wander about"). More at flaunt.