Europa [yoo-roh-puh, yuh-] Examples noun
- 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.
- 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.
December 1, 2013
Historical Examples of europa
If payment was offered, they shook their heads, and only asked for tidings of Europa.
That’s Europa, third in distance from Jupiter, the fifth planet.
They opened the ports and drew their first breath of the atmosphere of Europa.
Finally, vessels were also sent to Io and to Europa, but none of them returned.
Edward Elmer Smith
Europa went to meet him, and they came to the house together.
British Dictionary definitions for europa Europa 1 noun
- 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
- the smallest of the four Galilean satellites of Jupiter. Diameter: 3138 km; orbital radius: 671 000 km
europa in Science Europa [yu-rō′pə]
- 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.