Definition of Jovian

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to or characteristic of or resembling the planet Jupiter. "Jovian satellites"

Partainyms: Jupiter
Derivative terms: Jupiter



2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to or befitting the Roman deity Jupiter. "Jovian wrath"
Partainyms: Jupiter
Derivative terms: Jupiter

Definition of Jovian

1. a. Of or pertaining to Jove, or Jupiter (either the deity or the planet).

Definition of Jovian

1. Adjective. Of, or relating to Jupiter (the Roman deity). ¹

2. Adjective. Of, or relating to Jupiter (the planet). ¹

3. Adjective. Similar to the planet Jupiter, in size or composition. ¹

4. Noun. (science fiction) An imaginary inhabitant of the planet Jupiter. ¹

5. Proper noun. ''Flavius Jovianus'', a Roman emperor. ¹

6. Adjective. (alternative form of Jovian) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jovian

Josie
Josip Broz
Joslyn
Josue
Jotto
Jotun
Jotunn
Jotunns
Jotuns
Joubert's syndrome
Joubert syndrome
Joule's equivalent
Joule's law
Joumana
Jove
Jovian
Jovian planet
Jovian planets
Jovians
Jovicentric
Jovinianist
Jovinianists
Jowett
Joy
Joy of Angels
Joyce
Joyce Carol Oates
Joycean
Joycian
Joynson

Literary usage of Jovian

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1. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1914)
"The acclamations of the people seated him once more on the archiepiscopal throne ; and he wisely accepted, or anticipated, the invitation of jovian. ..."

2. A Source Book for Ancient Church History: From the Apostolic Age to the by Joseph Cullen Ayer (1913)
"The Emperors from jovian to Theodosius and Their Policy toward Heathenism and Arianism. § 70. ... On the death of jovian, Valentinian was elected Emperor, ..."

3. La démocratie libérale by Thomas Hodgkin, Etienne Vacherot (1892)
"jovian entered Antioch, but stayed not long there, being terrified by omens and annoyed at the lampoons of the citizens. At Tarsus he visited and adorned ..."

4. The History of Christianity: From the Birth of Christ to the Abolition of by Henry Hart Milman (1840)
"The *""*** short reign of jovian sufficed for its re-establishment ; and, as yet, it exacted no revenge for its sufferings and degradation under Julian. t ..."

5. Italy and Her Invaders by Thomas Hodgkin (1892)
"jovian entered Antioch, but stayed not long there, being terrified by omens and annoyed at the lampoons of the citizens. At Tarsus he visited and adorned ..."

6. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1802)
"Six weeks • before the death of jovian, his infant fon had been placed in the curule chair, adorned with the title of ..."

7. The Church and the Roman Empire by Arthur Carr (1898)
"jovian, VALENTINIAN, VALENS. THE death of Julian left the army in a miserable and even desperate position. It became necessary to elect jovian a new general ..."

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