Definition of Venus (noun)
- the second nearest planet to the sun; it is peculiar in that its rotation is slow and retrograde (in the opposite sense of the Earth and all other planets except Uranus); it is visible from Earth as an early `morning star' or an `evening star'
- "before it was known that they were the same object the evening star was called Venus and the morning star was called Lucifer"
- goddess of love; counterpart of Greek Aphrodite
- synonyms: Urania
- type genus of the family Veneridae: genus of edible clams with thick oval shells
- synonyms: genus Venus
Source: Princeton University Wordnet