Definition of Le Verrier, Urbain in US English:

Le Verrier, Urbain

proper noun

  • (1811–77), French mathematician. His analysis of the motions of the planets suggested that an unknown body was disrupting the orbit of Uranus. Le Verrier prompted the German astronomer Johann Galle (1812–1910) to investigate, and the planet Neptune was discovered in 1846.


Le Verrier, Urbain

/lə verˈyā/