HyperDic: north_star

English > 1 sense of the expression North Star:
NOUNobjectNorth Star, Polaris, pole star, polar star, polestarthe brightest star in Ursa Minor
English > North Star: 1 sense > noun 1, object
MeaningThe brightest star in Ursa Minor; at the end of the handle of the Little Dipper; the northern axis of the earth points toward it.
SynonymsPolaris, pole star, polar star, polestar
Instance oflodestar, loadstarGuiding star
variable star, variableA star that varies noticeably in brightness
Member ofLittle Bear, Ursa MinorA constellation outside the zodiac that rotates around the North Star
Little Dipper, DipperA cluster of seven stars in Ursa Minor
Spanishestrella polar, Polaris
Catalanestel polar, estrella polar

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