Definition of venus:
- Any one of numerous species of marine bivalve shells of the genus Venus or family Veneridae. Many of these shells are large, and ornamented with beautiful frills; others are smooth, glossy, and handsomely colored. Some of the larger species, as the round clam, or quahog, are valued for food.
- One of the planets, the second in order from the sun, its orbit lying between that of Mercury and that of the Earth, at a mean distance from the sun of about 67, 000, 000 miles. Its diameter is 7, 700 miles, and its sidereal period 224. 7 days. As the morning star, it was called by the ancients Lucifer; as the evening star, Hesperus.
- The goddess of beauty and love, that is, beauty or love deified.
- The metal copper; - probably so designated from the ancient use of the metal in making mirrors, a mirror being still the astronomical symbol of the planet Venus.
Genus Venus, urania.
pagan deity (part of speech: noun)
- wood nymph,
- "The Scarlet Banner", Felix Dahn.
She leaps: they shake and pale; she glows- And who but knows How the rejoiced heart aches When Venus all his starry vision shakes; When through his mind Tossing with random airs of an unearthly wind, Rose- bosom'd, rose- limb'd, The mistress of his starry vision arises, And the boughs glittering sway And the stars pale away, And the enlarging heaven glows As Venus light- foot mid the twined branches goes.- "Georgian Poetry 1920-22", Various.
- "The Heart of Rome", Francis Marion Crawford.