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Meaning of CYNOSURE

Pronunciation:  'sInu`shûr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  something that strongly attracts attention (as the north star attracts mariners); "let faith be your cynosure to walk by"
 

CYNOSURE is a 8 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: center, center of attention

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cy"no*sure\ (s?"n?-sh?r or s?n"?-sh?r; 277), n. [L.
Cynosura theconstellation Cynosure, Gr. ????? dog's tail, the
constellation Cynosure; ????, ????, dog + ???? tail.
See{Cynic}.]
1. The constellation of the Lesser Bear, to which, as
   containing the polar star, the eyes of mariners and
   travelers were often directed.

2. That which serves to direct. --Southey.

3. Anything to which attention is strongly turned; a center
   of attraction.

         Where perhaps some beauty lies, The cynosure of
         neighboring eyes.                     --Milton.

 
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