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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun A saturnian moth; a member of the Saturniidæ.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) 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.
  • adjective (Roman Myth.) Of or pertaining to Saturn, whose age or reign, from the mildness and wisdom of his government, is called the golden age.
  • adjective Hence: Resembling the golden age; distinguished for peacefulness, happiness, contentment.
  • adjective (Astron.) Of or pertaining to the planet Saturn.
  • adjective (Pros.) a meter employed by early Roman satirists, consisting of three iambics and an extra syllable followed by three trochees, as in the line: -- Thĕ quēen | wăs īn | thĕ kītch | ĕn ‖ ēatĭng | brēad ănd | hōnĕy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Related to the planet Saturn.
  • adjective Related to the Roman god Saturn.
  • adjective Dour, baleful or sullen facial expression.
  • noun science fiction An inhabitant of the planet Saturn.


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