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kəˈnoʊ pəscano·pus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Canopus(noun)

    supergiant star 650 light years from Earth; second brightest star in the sky


  1. Canopus(ProperNoun)

    A yellowish-white supergiant star in the constellation Carina; Alpha (u03B1) Carinae. It is the second brightest star in the night sky.

    Etymology: From Canopus, from

  2. Canopus(ProperNoun)

    The pilot of King Menelaus's ship in the Iliad.

    Etymology: From Canopus, from

  3. Canopus(ProperNoun)

    An ancient city in northern Egypt, known for extravagance.

    Etymology: From Canopus, from

Webster Dictionary

  1. Canopus(noun)

    a star of the first magnitude in the southern constellation Argo

    Etymology: [L. Canopus, fr. Gr. , town of Egypt.]


  1. Canopus

    Canopus is the brightest star in the southern constellation of Carina and Argo Navis, and the second brightest star in the night-time sky, after Sirius. Canopus's visual magnitude is −0.72, and it has an absolute magnitude of −5.53. Canopus is a supergiant of spectral type F. Canopus is essentially white when seen with the naked eye. It is located in the far southern sky, at a declination of −52° 42' and a right ascension of 06h24.0m.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Canopus

    ka-nō′pus, n. a bright star in the southern constellation Argo navis: an Egyptian vase for holding the entrails of the body embalmed.—adj. Canop′ic. [L.,—Gr.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Canopus

    the blue vault of heaven with its stars, revered and worshipped by the son of the sandy desert as a friend and guide to him, as he wanders over the waste at night alone.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. canopus

    The lucida of Argo Navis, and a Greenwich star. Also, a city of classical importance, visited by the heroes of the Trojan war, the reputed burial-place of the pilot of Menelaus, &c. But, as some ancient places have been so fortunate as to renew their classical importance in modern times, so this, under the modern name of Abukeir, has received a new "stamp of fate," by its overlooking, like Salamis, the scene of a naval battle, which also led to a decision of the fate of nations. In this bay Nelson, at one blow, destroyed the fleet of the enemy, and cut off the veteran army of France from the shores of Egypt. The Canopian mouth of the Nile was the most westerly of all the branches of that celebrated river.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of canopus in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of canopus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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