What does galaxy mean?

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ˈgæl ək sigalaxy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. galaxy(noun)

    a splendid assemblage (especially of famous people)

  2. galax, galaxy, wandflower, beetleweed, coltsfoot, Galax urceolata(noun)

    tufted evergreen perennial herb having spikes of tiny white flowers and glossy green round to heart-shaped leaves that become coppery to maroon or purplish in fall

  3. galaxy, extragalactic nebula(noun)

    (astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust

    "`extragalactic nebula' is a former name for `galaxy'"

GCIDE

  1. Galaxy(n.)

    A very large collection of stars comparable in size to the Milky Way system, held together by gravitational force and separated from other such star systems by large distances of mostly empty space. Galaxies vary widely in shape and size, the most common nearby galaxies being over 70,000 light years in diameter and separated from each other by even larger distances. The number of stars in one galaxy varies, and may extend into the hundreds of billions.

  2. Origin: [F. galaxie, L. galaxias, fr. Gr. (sc. circle), fr. , , milk; akin to L. lac. Cf. Lacteal.]

Wiktionary

  1. galaxy(Noun)

    The Milky Way; the apparent band of concentrated stars which appears in the night sky over earth.

  2. galaxy(Noun)

    Any of the collections of many millions of stars, galactic dust, black holes, etc. existing as independent and coherent systems, of which there are billions in the known universe.

  3. Galaxy(ProperNoun)

    the Milky Way Galaxy, from when it was thought the Universe (our universe) had only one galaxy

  4. Origin: From galaxie, from galaxias, from γαλαξίας, from γάλα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Galaxy(noun)

    the Milky Way; that luminous tract, or belt, which is seen at night stretching across the heavens, and which is composed of innumerable stars, so distant and blended as to be distinguishable only with the telescope. The term has recently been used for remote clusters of stars

  2. Galaxy(noun)

    a splendid assemblage of persons or things

  3. Origin: [F. galaxie, L. galaxias, fr. Gr. (sc. circle), fr. , , milk; akin to L. lac. Cf. Lacteal.]

Freebase

  1. Galaxy

    A galaxy is a massive, gravitationally bound system consisting of stars, stellar remnants, an interstellar medium of gas and dust, and, dark matter, an important but poorly understood component. The word galaxy is derived from the Greek galaxias, literally "milky", a reference to the Milky Way. Examples of galaxies range from dwarfs with as few as ten million stars to giants with a hundred trillion stars, each orbiting their galaxy's own center of mass. Galaxies contain varying numbers of star systems, star clusters and types of interstellar clouds. In between these objects is a sparse interstellar medium of gas, dust, and cosmic rays. Supermassive black holes reside at the center of all galaxies. They are thought to be the primary driver of active galactic nuclei found at the core of some galaxies. The Milky Way galaxy is known to harbor at least one such object. Galaxies have been historically categorized according to their apparent shape, usually referred to as their visual morphology. A common form is the elliptical galaxy, which has an ellipse-shaped light profile. Spiral galaxies are disk-shaped with dusty, curving arms. Those with irregular or unusual shapes are known as irregular galaxies and typically originate from disruption by the gravitational pull of neighboring galaxies. Such interactions between nearby galaxies, which may ultimately result in a merger, sometimes induce significantly increased incidents of star formation leading to starburst galaxies. Smaller galaxies lacking a coherent structure are referred to as irregular galaxies.¹¹

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Galaxy

    gal′ak-si, n. the Milky-Way, or the luminous band of stars stretching across the heavens: any splendid assemblage. [Through Fr. and L., from Gr. galaxiasgala, milk.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Galaxy

    the Milky Way, a band of light seen after sunset across the heavens, consisting of an innumerable multitude of stars, or suns rather, stretching away into the depths of space.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. galaxy

    A name of the Milky Way. (See VIA LACTEA.)

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of galaxy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of galaxy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of galaxy in a Sentence

  1. L. P. Hartley, The Go-Between:

    As for the Virgin, the one distinctively female figure in the galaxy.

  2. Peter Fonda:

    There's no sense in trying to compete with 'Guardians of the Galaxy,'.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    It is always wonderful to be a curious comet wandering in the galaxy of a good book.

  4. Bryan Garnier:

    We cannot rule out the possibility of seeing Mr Naouri lose control of his whole galaxy.

  5. Michael Bonebright:

    The Galaxy S8 sports an impressive Quad HD+ Super AMOLED screen that also runs edge-to-edge.

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