What does Galactic mean?

Definitions for Galactic
gəˈlæk tɪkga·lac·tic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. galacticadjective

    of or relating to a galaxy (especially our galaxy the Milky Way)

    "the galactic plane"

  2. astronomic, astronomical, galacticadjective

    inconceivably large


  1. galacticadjective

    Of or pertaining to milk, or the secretion of milk.

  2. galacticadjective

    Relating to a galaxy.

  3. galacticadjective

    Enormous (in size or impact).


  1. Galactic

    Galactic is an American jam band from New Orleans, Louisiana.


  1. galactic

    Galactic generally refers to anything related to a galaxy, particularly, the Milky Way galaxy, which is our home galaxy. This term can be associated with astronomical objects, events, or phenomena that occur in or originate from a galaxy. It can also refer to a large scale or immense scope in colloquial usage.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Galacticadjective

    of or pertaining to milk; got from milk; as, galactic acid

  2. Galacticadjective

    of or pertaining to the galaxy or Milky Way

  3. Etymology: [Gr. milky, fr. , , milk. See Galaxy, and cf. Lactic.]


  1. Galactic

    Galactic is a funk and jazz jam band from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Galactic

    ga-lak′tik, adj. pertaining to or obtained from milk: (astron.) pertaining to the Milky-Way.—ns. Galac′tagogue, a medicine which promotes the secretion of milk; Galac′tia, a morbid flow or deficiency of milk; Galac′tin, lactose; Galactom′eter, an instrument for finding the quality of milk by indicating its specific gravity; Galactoph′agist, one who lives on milk.—adjs. Galactoph′agous, living on milk; Galactoph′orous, milk-carrying; Galactopoiet′ic, milk-producing.—n. Galactorrhœ′a, a too abundant flow of milk. [Gr. gala, galaktos, milk.]

Editors Contribution

  1. galactic

    Relating to a galaxy.

    The galactic satellites work efficiently and show amazing pictures of the galaxy that us human beings love to see.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 22, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Galactic in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Galactic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Galactic in a Sentence

  1. Richard Branson:

    While those investigations are ongoing and Mr Khashoggi presence is not known, I will suspend my directorships of the two tourism projects. Virgin will also suspend Mr Khashoggi presence discussions with the Public Investment Fund over the proposed investment in our space companies Virgin Galactic and Virgin Orbit.

  2. Edward Stone:

    We also have galactic cosmic rays, which are out in the interstellar space trying to flow in, and some of them, only about 30 percent of what's outside, can actually reach Earth.

  3. Barbara Ehrenreich:

    In sci-fi convention, life-forms that hadn't developed space travel were mere prehistory -- horse-shoe crabs of the cosmic scene -- and something of the humiliation of being stuck on a provincial planet in a galactic backwater has stayed with me ever since.

  4. Richard Branson:

    You've got to remember Virgin Galactic has people on every spaceflight... The fact that I'm willing to fly with those people shows confidence, i think the least the founder of Blue Origin can do is go up there and fly with his people.

  5. Jeff Bezos:

    We've always had as our mission that we wanted to fly above the Karman Line, because we didn't want there to be any asterisks next to your name about whether you're an astronaut or not, that's something [ Virgin Galactic is ] going to have to address, in my opinion.

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