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

  • n. Roman Mythology See Jupiter.
  • idiom by Jove Used as a mild oath to express surprise or emphasis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Jupiter, god of the sky.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. The chief divinity of the ancient Romans; Jupiter.
  • proper n. The planet Jupiter.
  • proper n. The metal tin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.
  • n. The planet Jupiter.
  • n. [lowercase] In alchemy, the metal tin.

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

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


Middle English, from Archaic Latin Iovis or from Latin Iov-, stem of Iuppiter.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Iove, ablative of Iovis. (Wiktionary)



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