Europa [yoo-roh-puh, yuh-] Examples noun

  1. Also Europe. Classical Mythology. a sister of Cadmus who was abducted by Zeus in the form of a bull and taken to Crete, where she bore him Rhadamanthus, Minos, and Sarpedon.
  2. Astronomy. a large natural satellite of the planet Jupiter.

Examples from the Web for europa Contemporary Examples of europa

  • He did calculations and was telling me all these facts and criteria for racing NorAms and Europa Cups and then maybe, World Cup.

    Skiing Prodigy Mikaela Shiffrin Looks Ahead to Sochi

    Jake Bright

    December 1, 2013

  • Historical Examples of europa

  • If payment was offered, they shook their heads, and only asked for tidings of Europa.

    Tanglewood Tales

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • That’s Europa, third in distance from Jupiter, the fifth planet.

    Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930


  • They opened the ports and drew their first breath of the atmosphere of Europa.

    Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930


  • Finally, vessels were also sent to Io and to Europa, but none of them returned.

    Spacehounds of IPC

    Edward Elmer Smith

  • Europa went to meet him, and they came to the house together.

    Anting-Anting Stories

    Sargent Kayme

  • British Dictionary definitions for europa Europa 1 noun

    1. Greek myth a Phoenician princess who had three children by Zeus in Crete, where he had taken her after assuming the guise of a white bull. Their offspring were Rhadamanthus, Minos, and Sarpedon

    Europa 2 noun

    1. the smallest of the four Galilean satellites of Jupiter. Diameter: 3138 km; orbital radius: 671 000 km

    europa in Science Europa [yu-rō′pə]

    1. One of the four brightest satellites of Jupiter and the sixth in distance from the planet. It was originally sighted by Galileo. See Note at moon.
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