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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Pleiadesnoun

    (Greek mythology) 7 daughters of Atlas and half-sisters of the Hyades; placed among the stars to save them from the pursuit of Orion

  2. Pleiadesnoun

    a star cluster in the constellation Taurus


  1. Pleiadesnoun

    The "seven sisters", companions of Artemis and daughters of the Titan Atlas and the sea-nymph Pleione.

  2. Pleiadesnoun

    An open cluster of hot blue stars in the constellation Taurus, and the most easily visible such cluster from Earth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pleiades

    the seven daughters of Atlas and the nymph Pleione, fabled to have been made by Jupiter a constellation in the sky

    Etymology: [L., fr. Gr. ()]

  2. Pleiades

    a group of small stars in the neck of the constellation Taurus

    Etymology: [L., fr. Gr. ()]


  1. Pleiades

    In astronomy, the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters, is an open star cluster containing middle-aged hot B-type stars located in the constellation of Taurus. It is among the nearest star clusters to Earth and is the cluster most obvious to the naked eye in the night sky. The name Pleiades comes from Greek mythology; the celestial entity has several meanings in different cultures and traditions. The cluster is dominated by hot blue and extremely luminous stars that have formed within the last 100 million years. Dust that forms a faint reflection nebulosity around the brightest stars was thought at first to be left over from the formation of the cluster, but is now known to be an unrelated dust cloud in the interstellar medium that the stars are currently passing through. Computer simulations have shown that the Pleiades was probably formed from a compact configuration that resembled the Orion Nebula. Astronomers estimate that the cluster will survive for about another 250 million years, after which it will disperse due to gravitational interactions with its galactic neighborhood.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Pleiades

    in the Greek mythology seven sisters, daughters of Atlas, transformed into stars, six of them visible and one invisible, and forming the group on the shoulders of Taurus in the zodiac; in the last week of May they rise and set with the sun till August, after which they follow the sun and are seen more or less at night till their conjunction with it again in May.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. pleiades

    The celebrated cluster of stars in Taurus, of which seven or eight are visible to the naked eye; the assisted vision numbers over 200.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pleiades in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pleiades in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of pleiades in a Sentence

  1. Job 3831 Bible:

    Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion

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    (used of persons) bound to a tract of land; hence their service is transferable from owner to owner
    • A. adscripted
    • B. defiant
    • C. appellative
    • D. elusive

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