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Meaning of OBSERVATORY

Pronunciation:  ub'zurvu`towree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a structure commanding a wide view of its surroundings
  2. [n]  a building designed and equipped to observe astronomical phenomena
 

OBSERVATORY is a 11 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: lookout, lookout station, observation tower
 
 See Also: building, construction, edifice, observation dome, structure, widow's walk

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ob*serv"a*to*ry\, n.; pl. {Observatories}. [Cf. F.
observatoire.]
1. A place or building for making observations on the
   heavenly bodies.

         The new observatory in Greenwich Park. --Evelyn.

2. A building fitted with instruments for making systematic
   observations of any particular class or series of natural
   phenomena.

3. A place, as an elevated chamber, from which a view may be
   observed or commanded.

4. (Mil.) A lookout on a flank of a battery whence an officer
   can note the range and effect of the fire. --Farrow.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing an observatory in your dream means your high goals and aspirations.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: astronomical observatory, astronomical telescope, beacon, belvedere, bleachers, bridge, Cassegrainian telescope, coelostat, conning tower, coronagraph, coronograph, gallery, gazebo, grandstand, heliostat, lighthouse, lookout, loophole, Newtonian telescope, OAO, observation post, orrery, OSO, outlook, overlook, peanut gallery, peephole, pharos, planetarium, radar telescope, radio observatory, radio telescope, reflector, refractor, ringside, ringside seat, sighthole, spectrograph, spectroheliograph, spectrohelioscope, spectroscope, telescope, Texas tower, top gallery, tower, watchtower
 

 

 

 

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