Definitions for velaˈvi lə, ˈveɪ-; viˈlɔr əm, -ˈloʊr-, veɪ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ve•laˈvi lə(n.)

  1. Category: Biology

    Ref: pl. of velum.

Ve•la*ˈvi lə, ˈveɪ-; viˈlɔr əm, -ˈloʊr-, veɪ-(n.)Ve•lo•rum

  1. the Sail, a southern constellation.

    Category: Aerospace

* gen..

Origin of Vela:

< L, pl. of vēlum sail

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Vela(noun)

    a constellation in the southern hemisphere between Carina and Pyxis

    "because of its configuration Vela is sometimes called `the Sails'"


  1. Vela(ProperNoun)

    A spring constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble the sails of a ship. Until 1763, it was part of a larger constellation, Argo Navis.

  2. vela(Noun)

    Plural form of velum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vela

    of Velum


  1. Vela

    Vela is a constellation in the southern sky. Its name is Latin for the sails of a ship, and it was originally part of a larger constellation, the ship Argo Navis, which was later divided into three parts, the others being Carina and Puppis.

Anagrams of vela

  1. veal

  2. lave

  3. eval

  4. leva

  5. vale

  6. avel

Translations for vela

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a sheet of strong cloth spread to catch the wind, by which a ship is driven forward.

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