What does POLARIS mean?

Definitions for POLARISpoʊˈlɛər ɪs, -ˈlær-, pə-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Polaris, North Star, pole star, polar star, polestar(noun)

    the brightest star in Ursa Minor; at the end of the handle of the Little Dipper; the northern axis of the earth points toward it


  1. Polaris(ProperNoun)

    The pole star, a trinary star in the constellation Ursa Minor that currently lies close to the north celestial pole; Alpha (u03B1) Ursae Minoris

  2. Polaris(ProperNoun)

    A type of U.S. ballistic missile, capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and designed to be launched from a submarine.

  3. Origin: From Stella polaris, "pole star"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Polaris(noun)

    the polestar. See North star, under North

  2. Origin: [NL. See Polar.]


  1. Polaris

    Polaris is the brightest star in the constellation Ursa Minor. It is very close to the north celestial pole, making it the current northern pole star. It is a multiple star, consisting of the main star α UMi Aa, two smaller companions, α UMi B and α UMi Ab, and two distant components α UMi C and α UMi D. α UMi B was discovered in 1780 by William Herschel. Many recent papers calculate the distance to Polaris at about 434 light-years. Some suggest it may be 30% closer which, if correct, is especially notable because Polaris is the closest Cepheid variable to Earth so its physical parameters are of critical importance to the whole astronomical distance scale.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of POLARIS in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of POLARIS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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  2. James Mickens:

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