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

  • adj. Of or relating to the planet Saturn or to its supposed astrological influence.
  • adj. Archaic Of or relating to the god Saturn or his reign.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Related to the planet Saturn.
  • adj. Related to the Roman god Saturn.
  • adj. Dour, baleful or sullen facial expression.
  • n. An inhabitant of the planet Saturn.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Saturn, whose age or reign, from the mildness and wisdom of his government, is called the golden age.
  • adj. Hence: Resembling the golden age; distinguished for peacefulness, happiness, contentment.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the planet Saturn.
  • n. Any one of numerous species of large handsome moths belonging to Saturnia and allied genera. The luna moth, polyphemus, and promethea, are examples. They belong to the Silkworn family, and some are raised for their silk. See Polyphemus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the god Saturn, or to his reign, alleged to be “the golden age”; hence, happy; distinguished for purity, integrity, and simplicity.
  • Of or pertaining to the planet Saturn.
  • Dăbū nt mălū m Mĕtḗllī [or Mĕtḗllī] || Nǣv îō pŏētǣ
  • as an iambic line consisting of two members (cola) separated by a cesura. Such a verse was compared by Macaulay (Introd. to “Lays of Ancient Rome”) to the nursery rime
  • Thĕ quēen | wăs īn | hĕr pār | lour || ēatĭng | brēad ănd | hōnĕy.
  • Others (and this is now the prevalent opinion) regard the Saturnian verse as purely accentual:
  • Dábunt málum Metélli [or Métellí] || Náeviō poétæ.
  • In entomology, pertaining or related to the Saturniidæ.
  • n. A saturnian moth; a member of the Saturniidæ.


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