HyperDic: galaxy

English > 3 senses of the word galaxy:
NOUNgroupgalaxya splendid assemblage (especially of famous people)
plantgalaxy, galax, wandflower, beetleweed, coltsfoot, Galax urceolatatufted 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
groupgalaxy, extragalactic nebula(astronomy) a collection of star systems
galaxy > pronunciation
Soundsgae'lahksiy
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English > galaxy: 3 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA splendid assemblage (especially of famous people).
Broadercollection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblageSeveral things grouped together or considered as a whole
English > galaxy: 3 senses > noun 2, plant
Meaningtufted 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.
Synonymsgalax, wandflower, beetleweed, coltsfoot, Galax urceolata
Member ofgenus Galaxevergreen herbs of southeastern United States
Broaderherb, herbaceous plantA plant lacking a permanent woody stem
Spanishgalax
Catalangalàxia, galax
English > galaxy: 3 senses > noun 3, group
Meaning(astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust.
Example"'extragalactic nebula' is a former name for 'galaxy'"
Synonymextragalactic nebula
Categoryastronomy, uranologyThe branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
InstancesMagellanic CloudEither of two small galaxies orbiting the Milky Way
Member ofuniverse, existence, creation, world, cosmos, macrocosmEverything that exists anywhere
Membersstar(astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
NarrowerGreat AttractorA massive grouping of galaxies in the direction of Centaurus and Hydra whose gravitational attraction is believed to cause deviations in the paths of other galaxies
Milky Way, Milky Way Galaxy, Milky Way SystemThe galaxy containing the solar system
spiral galaxy, spiral nebulaA galaxy having a spiral structure
Broadercollection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblageSeveral things grouped together or considered as a whole
Substancescosmic dustClouds of particles or gases occurring throughout interstellar space
Spanishgalaxia, nebulosa
Catalangalàxia, nebulosa
Adjectivesextragalacticoutside or beyond a galaxy
galacticof or relating to a galaxy (especially our galaxy the Milky Way)
intergalacticbetween or among galaxies

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