planet v.

to land on or arrive at a planet; hence planeted adj.

  • 1945 ‘W. Long’ Nomad in Astounding Science Fiction Jan. 169/1 page image George O. Smith bibliography

    Fifty Terran machines raced forward and encircled the smoking ruin; and seven of the planeted constellation ships blasted a pathway back to safety.

  • 1946 G. O. Smith Pattern for Conquest in Astounding Science Fiction Mar. 24/2 page image George O. Smith bibliography

    A fleet that’s planeted for charging isn’t in the most admirable position for attack.

  • 1947 B. I. Kahn Command in Astounding Science Fiction Jan. 140/1 page image Bernard I. Kahn bibliography

    They were having fresh, green vegetables from their own garden by the time they planeted at quarantine.

  • 1953 A. Norton Star Rangers ii. 23 page image Andre Norton bibliography

    That was the correct official order to be given when the ship planeted.

  • 1954 E. B. Cole Exile in Astounding Science Fiction Jan. 31/1 page image Everett B. Cole bibliography

    He had a couple of observer groups planeted, and one more check should complete his field work.

  • 1969 A. Norton Toys of Tamisan in Worlds of If Apr. 26/2 page image Andre Norton bibliography

    First things first; the ship had not yet planeted. But when it came she must make sure that she was among those who were preparing for its welcome.

  • 1981 M. Michaels I Have a Winter Reason in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine Mar. 25 page image Melisa Michaels bibliography

    I…very quickly switched from natural coffee, which had seemed such an exotic treat when I first planeted, to the soy beer the rest of them were drinking.

  • 1994 R. Chilson Midnight Yearnings in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Aug. 36 page image Rob Chilson bibliography

    Jan stood looking out over the waters of the bay, remembering the glorious time last summer when the tramp starship Rosa had planeted in unexpectedly.

  • 2015 M. Kupari Her Brother’s Keeper 273 page image Mike Kupari bibliography

    She informed the warlord that she had arrived in system, and would be planeting on Zanzibar within the next several local days.

Research requirements

antedating 1945

Earliest cite

George O. Smith (writing as "Wesley Long"), 'Nomad'

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1985 reprint of Andre Norton's 1955 'Last Planet'. Fred Galvin submitted a 1946 cite from George O. Smith's "Pattern for Conquest".

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