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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • idiom (by Jove) Used as a mild oath to express surprise or emphasis.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The highest god of the Romans; Jupiter; the supreme ruler of heaven and earth, manifesting himself especially in atmospheric phenomena: as, Jove's thunderbolts. See Jupiter.
  • noun The planet Jupiter.
  • noun [lowercase] In alchemy, the metal tin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun The chief divinity of the ancient Romans; Jupiter.
  • proper noun (Astron.), rare The planet Jupiter.
  • proper noun (Alchemy) The metal tin.
  • proper noun the eagle.

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  • proper noun Roman mythology Jupiter, god of the sky.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (Roman mythology) supreme god of Romans; counterpart of Greek Zeus

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Archaic Latin Iovis or from Latin Iov-, stem of Iuppiter; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Iove, ablative of Iovis.

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