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Meaning of GALAXY

Pronunciation:  'galuksee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a splendid assemblage (especially of famous people)
  2. [n]  (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'"
  3. [n]  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

GALAXY is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: beetleweed, cold's foot, extragalactic nebula, galax, Galax urceolata, wandflower
 See Also: accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection, cosmic dust, cosmos, genus Galax, Great Attractor, herb, herbaceous plant, Magellanic Cloud, Milky Way, Milky Way Galaxy, Milky Way System, spiral galaxy, spiral nebula, star, universe



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gal"ax*y\, n.; pl. {Galaxies}. [F. galaxie, L. galaxias,
fr. Gr. ? (sc. ? circle), fr. ?, ?, milk; akin to L. lac. Cf.
1. (Astron.) 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. --Nichol.

2. A splendid assemblage of persons or things.

Computing Dictionary

An extensible language in the vein of el/1 and rcc.

["Introduction to the Galaxy Language", Anne F. Beetem et al, IEEE Software 6(3):55-62].

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing the galaxy in your dream, represents your creativity. It also means that you are looking at the broader picture and are more aware of your surroundings.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: army, barred spiral, barred spiral galaxy, big name, celebrity, cluster, cohue, constellation, cosmic noise, crowd, crush, cynosure, deluge, figure, flock, flood, folk hero, galactic circle, galactic cluster, galactic coordinates, galactic latitude, galactic longitude, galactic nebula, galactic noise, galactic pole, great man, heap, hero, heroine, horde, host, idol, immortal, important person, island universe, jam, legion, lion, luminaries, luminary, man of mark, mass, master spirit, Milky Way, mob, multitude, name, notability, notable, panoply, person of note, personage, pleiad, pop hero, popular hero, popular idol, press, public figure, rabble, rout, ruck, social lion, somebody, spate, spheroidal galaxy, spiral, spiral galaxy, spiral nebula, star, supergalaxy, superstar, throng, Via Lactea, worthy