1. 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

Definition categories: object

2. goddess of love; counterpart of Greek Aphrodite

Similar word(s): urania

Definition categories: person

3. type genus of the family Veneridae: genus of edible clams with thick oval shells

Definition categories: animal