Definitions for velaˈvi lə, ˈveɪ-; viˈlɔr əm, -ˈloʊr-, veɪ-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ref: pl. of velum.
Ve•la*ˈvi lə, ˈveɪ-; viˈlɔr əm, -ˈloʊr-, veɪ-(n.)Ve•lo•rum
the Sail, a southern constellation.
Origin of Vela:
< L, pl. of vēlum sail
a constellation in the southern hemisphere between Carina and Pyxis
"because of its configuration Vela is sometimes called `the Sails'"
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.
Plural form of velum.
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.
Translations for vela
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a sheet of strong cloth spread to catch the wind, by which a ship is driven forward.
- velaPortuguese (BR)
- das SegelGerman
- ιστίο, πανίGreek
- पाल बादबानHindi
- بادوان، دبېړۍ سفر: په بېړۍ كې تلل، بېړۍ چلولPashto
- velă, pânză de corabieRomanian
- 帆Chinese (Trad.)
- cánh buồmVietnamese
- 帆Chinese (Simp.)
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