HyperDic: polaris

English > 1 sense of the word Polaris:
NOUNobjectPolaris, North Star, pole star, polar star, polestarthe brightest star in Ursa Minor
Polaris > pronunciation
Soundspowleh'rahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > Polaris: 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.
SynonymsNorth Star, 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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