(constellation) A summer constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble a chisel.
(astronomy) A moon of Jupiter.
(mythology) A nymph of Artemis.
(constellation) A faint circumpolar constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a giraffe.
A channel which connects one body of water to another.
A waterway used for transportation of vessels, especially a manmade one.
A tubular channel within the body.
proper noun (canis
Latin, Canis major
(constellation) A winter constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a dog following the hunter Orion. It includes the brightest star in the night sky Sirius, which is appropriately known as the Dog Star.
(constellation) A small winter constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a dog following the hunter Orion. It is most notable for including the eighth brightest star in the night sky, Procyon.
(star) A yellowish-white supergiant star in the constellation Carina; Alpha (Î~+mn~) Carinae. It is the second brightest star in the night sky.
(greekmyth) The pilot of King Menelaus's ship in the Iliad.
An ancient city in northern Egypt, known for extravagance.
(star): A bright double star in the constellation Auriga; Alpha (Î~+mn~) Aurigae.
(constellation): A constellation of the zodiac supposedly shaped like a goat.
(astrology): The Zodiac sign for the goat, covering December 22 - January 21.
(astronomy) any of a class of red giant stars having a high proportion of carbon because of helium burning
(constellation) A summer constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble the keel of a ship. It contains the star Canopus, the second brightest star in the night sky. Until 1763, it was part of a larger constellation, Argo Navis.
(greekmyth) Proud wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda, queen of Eritrea. When she boasted that her beauty was equal to that of the Nereids, she was punished by Poseidon.
(constellation) A circumpolar constellation of the northern sky representing Queen Cassiopeia from Greek myth. The constellation lies between Cepheus and Perseus.
(greekmyth): One of the Dioscuri
(star): A double star in the constellation Gemini; alpha (Î~+mn~) Geminorum.
An imaginary point situated where a planet's axis intersects the celestial sphere.
(astronomy) An abstract sphere of infinite radius which serves as the imaginary backdrop for celestial objects, and of which the visible sky is one hemisphere.
(greekmyth) one of a race of monsters having a head, trunk, and arms of a man, and the body and legs of a horse.
(astronomy) An icy planetoid that orbits the Sun between Jupiter and Neptune.
a skillfull horseman or horsewoman.
(Rocketry) a U.S. upper stage, with a restartable liquid-propellant engine, used with an Atlas or Titan booster to launch satellites and probes.
(constellation) A spring constellation of the northern sky (and autumn of the southern sky) with the outline of a centaur. It includes the stars Alpha Centauri and Proxima Centauri.
(greekmyth) Husband of Cassiopeia, king of Eritrea, father of Andromeda. There may be two mythical kings by this name.
(constellation) A circumpolar constellation of the northern sky representing the king Cepheus from Greek myth. The constellation lies between Draco and Cassiopeia.
(mythology) The Roman goddess of agriculture; equivalent to the Greek goddess Demeter.
(astronomy) A celestial body orbitting between Mars and Jupiter; previously defined as an asteroid; now officially known as a dwarf planet; officially called 1 Ceres.
(wikipedia, 1 Ceres)
(constellation) A winter constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a whale. It includes the star Mira.
(constellation) A small circumpolar constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble a chamaeleon. It lies south of the constellations Carina and Musca.
(astronomy) The largest of three moons of Pluto. (Read more at w:Charon (moon), Wikipedia)
(greekmyth) The ferryman of Hades. (Read more at w:Charon (mythology), Wikipedia)
A tool consisting of a slim oblong block of metal which is flattened to a sharp edge at one end and attached to a handle at the other end. It is used mainly to remove parts of stone or wood by placing the sharp edge against the material and pounding the handle with a hammer.
(intransitive) To use a chisel.
(transitive) To work something with a chisel.
She chiselled a sculpture out of the block of wood.
(colloquial) To cheat, to get something by cheating.
(star) The faint pink extension of a star's atmospheric envelope between the corona and the photosphere
(constellation) A small constellation of the southern winter sky, said to resemble a compass. It lies between the constellations of Centaurus and Triangulum Australe.
(geometry): A two-dimensional geometric figure, a line, consisting of the set of all those points in a plane that are equally distant from another point.
The set of all points (x, y) such that <math>(x-1)^2 + y^2 = r^2 </math> is a of radius r around the point (1, 0).
A two-dimensional geometric figure, a disk, consisting of the set of all those points of a plane at a distance less than or equal to a fixed distance from another point.
Any thin three-dimensional equivalent of the geometric figures.
Put on your dunce-cap and sit down on that .
A curve that more or less forms part or all of a circle.
move in a
A specific group of persons.
(cricket) A line comprising two semicircles of 30 yds radius centred on the wickets joined by straight lines parallel to the pitch used to enforce field restrictions in a one-day match.
verb (circl, ing)
(transitive) To travel around along a curved path.
(transitive) To surround.
(transitive) To place or mark a circle around.
Circle the jobs that you are interested in applying for.
(intransitive) To travel in circles.
Vultures circled overhead.
Located or found throughout a polar region.
(context, astronomy) Of a celestial body, continually visible above the horizon during the entire 360 degrees of daily travel.
situated between the earth and the moon
A group or bunch of something, containing only a few members, which are close to each other.
A of flowers grew in the pot.
(astronomy) A group of galaxy, galaxies or stars that appear near each other.
The Pleiades contains seven bright stars.
(music) A chord of three or more notes.
(phonetics) A group of consonants.
The word "scrub" begins with a of three consonants.
(computing) A group of computers that work together.
(statistics) A significant subset within a population.
(military) Set of bombs or mines.
(context, army) A small metal design that indicates that a medal has been awarded to the same person before.
(intransitive) To form into a cluster.
The children clustered together around the puppy.
A state of sleep from which one may not wake up, usually induced by some form of trauma.
(astronomy) A celestial body consisting mainly of ice, dust and gas in an (usually very eccentric) orbit around the Sun and having a "tail" of matter blown back from it by the solar wind as it approaches the Sun.
noun (plural: coronae or coronas)
A crown or garland bestowed among the Romans as a reward for distinguished services.
(star): The luminous plasma atmosphere of the Sun or other star, extending millions of kilometres into space, most easily seen during a total solar eclipse,
(biology): Any crown-like appendage of a plant or animal.
(electrical): a low energy discharge caused by ionization of a gas by an electric field quite common at conductor bends of 12kV or higher.
proper noun (wikipedia, Corvus (constellation))
(constellation): A constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble a crow. It lies south of the constellation Virgo.
of or from or pertaining to the cosmos or universe
The creation of maps of the universe.
The study of the size and geometry of the universe and changes in those with cosmic time.
The study of the physical universe, its structure, dynamics, origin and evolution, and fate
A metaphysics, metaphysical study into the origin and nature of the universe
A crustacean of the infraorder Brachyura, having five pairs of legs, the foremost of which are in the form of claws, and a carapace.
A bad-tempered person.
(context, in plural crabs, informal) An infestation of pubic lice.
(slang) A playing card with the rank of three.
verb (crabs, crabbing, crabbed)
(intransitive) To fish for crabs.
(intransitive) To complain.
(intransitive) (by analogy with the movement of a crab) Of an aircraft, such as a glider, to move sideways.
(transitive) (by analogy with the movement of a crab) To navigate (an aircraft, e.g., a glider) sideways against an air current in order to maintain a straight-line course.
(context, obsolete) In World War 1, to fly slightly off the straight-line course towards an enemy aircraft, as the machine guns on early aircraft did not allow firing through the propeller disk.
(rare) To back out of something.
An English topographic surname for someone who lived near a stone cross on a road
(nautical) An early navigational instrument, consisting of a wooden rod with a sliding crosspiece, used for measuring the altitude of a star; it developed into the sextant
proper noun (wikipedia, Crux)
(constellation) A distinctive winter constellation of the southern sky, shaped like a cross. It appears in the flags of several countries in Oceania.
verb (culminat, ing)
(intransitive) To reach the highest point; to build up to a climax.
Their messy breakup culminated in a restraining order.