What does astronomy mean?

Definitions for astronomyəˈstrɒn ə mi

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. astronomy, uranology(noun)

    the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole


  1. astronomy(Noun)

    The study of the physical universe beyond the Earth's atmosphere, including the process of mapping locations and properties of the matter and radiation in the universe.

  2. Origin: astronomie, from astronomia, from ἀστρονομία, from ἄστρον, from h₂stḗr + νόμος, related to νέμω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Astronomy(noun)


  2. Astronomy(noun)

    the science which treats of the celestial bodies, of their magnitudes, motions, distances, periods of revolution, eclipses, constitution, physical condition, and of the causes of their various phenomena

  3. Astronomy(noun)

    a treatise on, or text-book of, the science

  4. Origin: [OE. astronomie, F. astronomie, L. astronomia, fr. Gr. , fr. astronomer; 'asth`r star + to distribute, regulate. See Star, and Nomad.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Astronomy

    as-tron′om-i, n. the laws or science of the stars or heavenly bodies.—n. Astron′omer, one versed in astronomy.—adj. Astronom′ic.—adv. Astronom′ically.—v.t. Astron′omise. [Gr. astronomiaastron, star, nomos, a law.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Astronomy

    The science concerned with celestial bodies and the observation and interpretation of the radiation received in the vicinity of the earth from the component parts of the universe (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 5th ed)


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of astronomy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of astronomy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. E. W. Dijkstra:

    Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.

  2. Plato:

    Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.

  3. Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire:

    Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother.

  4. Dame Rebecca West:

    Before a war, military science seems a real science, like astronomy. After a war it seems more like astrology.

  5. Rebecca West:

    Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy but after a war it seems more like astrology.

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