What does the word neptune mean?

Usage examples for neptune

  1. It was resolved at any rate to try some sort of a hit at all these very gallant Frenchmen, moored under their own batteries, and making horse- marines of themselves, whenever Neptune, the father of the horse, permitted. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  2. I eagerly made the purchase, and thought myself a favourite of Neptune, since he allowed me to acquire for next to nothing some of his most beautiful ornaments. – Dreams, Waking Thoughts, and Incidents by William Beckford
  3. Thus were they assembled within the palace of Jove: nor did Neptune disobey the goddess, but he came to them from the sea. – The Iliad of Homer (1873) by Homer