Definition of Galaxy in English :

Define Galaxy in English

Galaxy meaning in English

Meaning of Galaxy in English

Pronunciation of Galaxy in English

Galaxy pronunciation in English

Pronounce Galaxy in English


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1. galaxy

a splendid assemblage (especially of famous people)

2. beetleweed, coltsfoot, galax, galax urceolata, galaxy, wandflower

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

3. extragalactic nebula, galaxy

(astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust

Example Sentences:
'extragalactic nebula' is a former name for galaxy''

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of galaxy
noun plural -axies
any of a vast number of star systems held together by gravitational attraction in an asymmetric shape (an irregular galaxy) or, more usually, in a symmetrical shape (a regular galaxy), which is either a spiral or an ellipse
. Former names: island universe, extragalactic nebula ▶ Related adjective: galactic
a splendid gathering, esp one of famous or distinguished people
the Galaxy

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nounWord forms: plural ˈgalaxies
1.  [usually G-]
Milky Way
, often with the
a large, independent system of stars, typically containing millions to hundreds of billions of stars: the four classes of galaxies are spiral, barred spiral, elliptical, or irregular, depending on their shape
an assembly of brilliant or famous people
a brilliant array of things

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of galaxy
n. pl. gal·ax·ies
1. Astronomy
a. Any of numerous large-scale aggregates of stars, gas, and dust that constitute the universe, containing an average of 100 billion (1011) solar masses and ranging in diameter from 1,500 to 300,000 light-years.
b. often Galaxy The Milky Way.
2. An assembly of brilliant, glamorous, or distinguished persons or things: a galaxy of theatrical performers.

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