Definitions for galaxyˈgæl ək si
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
gal•ax•yˈgæl ək si(n.)(pl.)-ax•ies.
a large system of stars held together by mutual gravitation and isolated from similar systems by vast regions of space. (usu. cap.)
Ref: Milky Way.
any large and brilliant or impressive assemblage of persons or things:
a galaxy of opera stars.
Origin of galaxy:
1350–1400; ME galaxie, galaxias < ML galaxia,galaxias, ult. < Gk galaxías kýklos the Milky Way; see galacto -
a splendid assemblage (especially of famous people)
galax, galaxy, wandflower, beetleweed, coltsfoot, Galax urceolata(noun)
tufted evergreen perennial herb having spikes of tiny white flowers and glossy green round to heart-shaped leaves that become coppery to maroon or purplish in fall
galaxy, extragalactic nebula(noun)
(astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust
"`extragalactic nebula' is a former name for `galaxy'"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
galaxy(noun)ˈgæl ək si
a large group of planets and stars
other stars in our galaxy
The Milky Way; the apparent band of concentrated stars which appears in the night sky over earth.
Any of the collections of many millions of stars, galactic dust, black holes, etc. existing as independent and coherent systems, of which there are billions in the known universe.
the Milky Way Galaxy, from when it was thought the Universe (our universe) had only one galaxy
Origin: From galaxie, from galaxias, from γαλαξίας, from γάλα.
the Milky Way; that luminous tract, or belt, which is seen at night stretching across the heavens, and which is composed of innumerable stars, so distant and blended as to be distinguishable only with the telescope. The term has recently been used for remote clusters of stars
a splendid assemblage of persons or things
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the Milky Way, a band of light seen after sunset across the heavens, consisting of an innumerable multitude of stars, or suns rather, stretching away into the depths of space.
Translations for galaxy
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a very large group of stars.
- galáxiaPortuguese (BR)
- die GalaxieGerman
- आकाश गंगाHindi
- vetrarbraut, stjörnuþokaIcelandic
- 성운, 은하Korean
- galaksi, yıldız kümesi, gökadaTurkish
- 星系Chinese (Trad.)
- thiên hàVietnamese
- 星系Chinese (Simp.)
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