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ænˈtɛər iz, -ˈtær-antares

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Antares(noun)

    the brightest star in Scorpius


  1. Antares(ProperNoun)

    A red giant binary with a blue companion star in the constellation Scorpius; alpha (u03B1) Scorpii.

    Etymology: ἀντάρης, from ἀντί + Ἄρης.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Antares(noun)

    the principal star in Scorpio: -- called also the Scorpion's Heart

    Etymology: [Gr. ; similar to + Mars. It was thought to resemble Mars in color.]


  1. Antares

    Antares is a red supergiant star in the Milky Way galaxy and the sixteenth brightest star in the nighttime sky.. It is one of the four brightest stars near the ecliptic. It is the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, and is often referred to as "the heart of the scorpion". Antares is a slow variable star with an average magnitude of +1.09. Antares is the brightest, most massive, and most evolved stellar member of the nearest OB association. Antares is a member of the Upper Scorpius subgroup of the Scorpius-Centaurus Association, which contains thousands of stars with mean age 11 million years at a distance of approximately 145 parsecs.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. antares

    A star of the first magnitude, popularly known as the scorpion's heart (α Scorpio): it is one of those called "nautical" stars, used for determining the latitude and longitude at night.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of antares in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of antares in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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