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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jupiter  \Ju"pi*ter\,  n.  [L.,  fr  Jovis  pater.  See  {Jove}.] 
  1.  (Rom.  Myth.)  The  supreme  deity,  king  of  gods  and  men,  and 
  reputed  to  be  the  son  of  Saturn  and  Rhea;  Jove.  He 
  corresponds  to  the  Greek  Zeus. 
 
  2.  (Astron.)  One  of  the  planets,  being  the  brightest  except 
  Venus,  and  the  largest  of  them  all  its  mean  diameter 
  being  about  85,000  miles.  It  revolves  about  the  sun  in 
  4,332.6  days,  at  a  mean  distance  of  5.2028  from  the  sun, 
  the  earth's  mean  distance  being  taken  as  unity. 
 
  {Jupiter's  beard}.  (Bot.) 
  a  A  South  European  herb,  with  cymes  of  small  red 
  blossoms  ({Centranthus  ruber}). 
  b  The  houseleek  ({Sempervivum  tectorum});  --  so  called 
  from  its  massive  inflorescence,  like  the  sculptured 
  beard  of  Jove.  --Prior. 
  c  the  cloverlike  {Anthyllis  Barba-Jovis}. 
 
  {Jupiter's  staff}  (Bot.),  the  common  mullein;  --  so  called 
  from  its  long,  rigid  spike  of  yellow  blossoms. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Jupiter 
  n  1:  the  largest  planet  and  the  5th  from  the  sun;  has  many 
  satellites  [syn:  {Jupiter}] 
  2:  (Roman  mythology)  supreme  god  of  Romans;  counterpart  of 
  Greek  Zeus  [syn:  {Jupiter},  {Jove}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Jupiter,  FL  (town,  FIPS  35875) 
  Location:  26.92410  N,  80.10459  W 
  Population  (1990):  24986  (14602  housing  units) 
  Area:  34.0  sq  km  (land),  2.9  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  33458,  33477,  33478 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  jupiter  vt  [IRC]  To  kill  an  {IRC}  {bot}  or  user  and  then  take 
  its  place  by  adopting  its  {nick}  so  that  it  cannot  reconnect  Named  after 
  a  particular  IRC  user  who  did  this  to  NickServ  the  robot  in  charge  of 
  preventing  people  from  inadvertently  using  a  nick  claimed  by  another  user. 
  Now  commonly  shortened  to  `jupe'. 
 
  =  K  =  ===== 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  jupiter 
 
  To  kill  an  {IRC}  {robot}  or  user  and  then  take  its  place  by 
  adopting  its  {nick}  so  that  it  cannot  reconnect  Named  after 
  a  particular  IRC  user  who  did  this  to  {NickServ},  the  robot  in 
  charge  of  preventing  people  from  inadvertently  using  a  nick 
  claimed  by  another  user. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1994-11-23) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Jupiter 
  the  principal  deity  of  the  ancient  Greeks  and  Romans.  He  was 
  worshipped  by  them  under  various  epithets.  Barnabas  was 
  identified  with  this  god  by  the  Lycaonians  (Acts  14:12),  because 
  he  was  of  stately  and  commanding  presence,  as  they  supposed 
  Jupiter  to  be  There  was  a  temple  dedicated  to  this  god  outside 
  the  gates  of  Lystra  (14:13). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Jupiter,  the  father  that  helpeth 
 




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