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