noun, plural Ju·nos for 3.
- the ancient Roman queen of heaven, a daughter of Saturn and the wife and sister of Jupiter: the protector of women and marriage.Compare Hera.
- Astronomy. the fourth largest and one of the four brightest asteroids.
- a woman of regal appearance or bearing.
- Military. the code name for a beach on France’s Normandy coast, attacked by Canadian forces as part of the Allies’ D-day invasion on June 6, 1944.
- a female given name.
- (in Roman tradition) the queen of the Olympian godsGreek counterpart: Hera
- a woman of stately bearing and regal beauty
- astronomy the fourth largest known asteroid (approximate diameter 240 kilometres) and one of the four brightest
- an award given for achievements in the Canadian music industry
Roman goddess of women and marriage, mid-14c., perhaps literally “the young one” (perhaps as goddess of the new moon), from an Italic root akin to Latin iunior “younger,” iuvenis “young” (see young).
- An asteroid having a diameter of about 240 km (149 mi). It was the third to be discovered, in 1804. See more at asteroid.