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Meaning of POLARIS

Pronunciation:  pow'lehris

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the brightest star in Ursa Minor; at the end of the handle of the little dipper; the northern axis of the earth points toward it
 

POLARIS is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: North Star, polar star, polestar
 
 See Also: Dipper, Little Bear, Little Dipper, loadstar, lodestar, Ursa Minor, variable, variable star

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Po*la"ris\, n. [NL. See {Polar}.] (Astron.)
The polestar. See {North star}, under {North}.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: Aldebaran, Canicula, celestial body, comet, cynosure, daystar, Dog Star, evening star, fixed stars, guiding star, heavenly body, Hesper, Hesperus, living sapphires, lodestar, Lucifer, morning star, North Star, orb, Phosphor, Phosphorus, polar star, polestar, Sirius, sphere, starry host, stars, Venus, Vesper
 

 

 

 

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