What does Galileo mean?

Definitions for Galileo
ˌgæl əˈleɪ oʊ, -ˈli oʊGalileo

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Galileo, Galileo Galilei(noun)

    Italian astronomer and mathematician who was the first to use a telescope to study the stars; demonstrated that different weights descend at the same rate; perfected the refracting telescope that enabled him to make many discoveries (1564-1642)

Wiktionary

  1. galileo(Noun)

    The CGS unit of acceleration, equal to 1 centimetre per second per second. Symbol: Gal

  2. Galileo(ProperNoun)

    Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), an Italian thinker and key figure in the scientific revolution who improved the telescope, made astronomical observations, and put forward the basic principle of relativity in physics.

  3. Origin: Named in honour of Galileo Galilei

Freebase

  1. Galileo

    Galileo is a retired Irish Thoroughbred racehorse and active sire. In a racing career which lasted from October 2000 until October 2001 he ran eight times and won six races. He is best known for winning the Epsom Derby, Irish Derby Stakes, and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes in 2001 and for his rivalry with the Godolphin champion Fantastic Light. Since his retirement Galileo has become known as a prolific and successful sire of racehorses, including Cape Blanco, New Approach and Frankel.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Galileo

    an illustrious Italian mathematician, physicist, and astronomer, born at Pisa, demonstrated the isochronism of the pendulum, invented the thermometer and the hydrostatic balance, propounded the law of falling bodies, constructed the first astronomical telescope, and by means of it satisfied himself of, and proved, the truth of the Copernican doctrine, that the sun and not the earth is the centre of the planetary system, and that the earth revolves round it like the other planets which reflect its light; his insistence on this truth provoked the hostility of the Church, and an ecclesiastical decree which pronounced the Copernican theory heresy; for the profession of it he was brought to the bar of the Inquisition, where he was compelled to forswear it by oath, concluding his recantation, it is said, with the exclamation, "still, it moves"; before his end he became blind, and died in Florence at 78, the year Newton was born (1564-1642).

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Galileo in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Galileo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Galileo in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Vizinczey:

    Is it possible that I am not alone in believing that in the dispute between Galileo and the Church, the Church was right and the center of man's universe is the earth?

  2. Martyn Thomas:

    Any of the satellite navigation systems such as Galileo ... are all extremely vulnerable firstly to jamming and increasingly to spoofing, that raises security questions.

  3. Delphine Geny-Stephann:

    Some surprising announcements or positions were recently made public about Galileo, considering the cost of the program and the investment that would represent, about 10 billion euros, we find it hard to imagine they could go it alone.

  4. Philip Hammond:

    The plan has always been to work as a core member of the Galileo project, contributing financially and technically to the project. If that proves impossible then Britain will have to go it alone, possibly with other partners outside Europe and the U.S., to build a third competing system, for national security strategic reasons we need access to a system and we'll ensure that we get it.

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