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as·tron·o·mer

 (ə-strŏn′ə-mər)
n.
One who specializes in astronomy.

astronomer

(əˈstrɒnəmə)
n
1. (Astronomy) a scientist who studies astronomy
2. (Professions) a scientist who studies astronomy

as•tron•o•mer

(əˈstrɒn ə mər)

n.
an expert in astronomy; a scientific observer of the celestial bodies.
[1325–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.astronomer - a physicist who studies astronomyastronomer - a physicist who studies astronomy  
astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
astrophysicist - an astronomer who studies the physical properties of celestial bodies
cosmologist - an astronomer who studies the evolution and space-time relations of the universe
physicist - a scientist trained in physics
Translations
عالِم فَلَك
astronom
astronom
astronomi
astronomzvjezdarzvjezdoznanac
csillagász
stjörnufræîingur
astronom
astronóm
astronom
astronomgökbilimci

astronomer

[əsˈtrɒnəməʳ] Nastrónomo/a m/f

astronomer

[əˈstrɒnəmər] nastronome mf

astronomer

nAstronom(in) m(f)

astronomer

[əsˈtrɒnəməʳ] nastronomo/a

astronomy

(əˈstronəmi) noun
the study of the stars and their movements. He is studying astronomy.
aˈstronomer noun
astronomic(al) (ӕstrəˈnomik(l)) adjective
1. (of numbers or amounts) very large. The cost of the new building was astronomical.
2. of astronomy. astronomical observations.
References in classic literature ?
They not only popped out at me as tigers and as Romans, but as Shakespeareans, astronomers, and navigators.
And that the Egyptians were a nation of mast-head standers, is an assertion based upon the general belief among archaeologists, that the first pyramids were founded for astronomical purposes: a theory singularly supported by the peculiar stair-like formation of all four sides of those edifices; whereby, with prodigious long upliftings of their legs, those old astronomers were wont to mount to the apex, and sing out for new stars; even as the look-outs of a modern ship sing out for a sail, or a whale just bearing in sight.
At the centre of the island there is a chasm about fifty yards in diameter, whence the astronomers descend into a large dome, which is therefore called FLANDONA GAGNOLE, or the astronomer's cave, situated at the depth of a hundred yards beneath the upper surface of the adamant.
Robin saw more stars in that one moment than all the astronomers have since discovered, and forthwith he dropped neatly into the stream.
Twice we crossed the famous Martian waterways, or canals, so-called by our earthly astronomers.
Yet there was near by what the astronomers would call a disturbing star, which might have produced an agitation in this gentleman's heart.
I think I can still hear this learned and devout man--for his soul was filled with devotion to the dread Being that could hold a universe in subjection to His will--dwelling with delight on all the discoveries among the heavenly bodies, that the recent improvements in science and mechanics have enabled the astronomers to make.
It was gravely said by some of the prelates in the Council of Trent, where the doctrine of the Schoolmen bare great sway, that the Schoolmen were like astronomers, which did feign eccentrics and epicycles, and such engines of orbs, to save the phenomena; though they knew there were no such things; and in like manner, that the Schoolmen had framed a number of subtle and intricate axioms, and theorems, to save the practice of the church.
In this case the matter was simplified by Brunton's intelligence being quite first-rate, so that it was unnecessary to make any allowance for the personal equation, as the astronomers have dubbed it.
The astronomers said, 'Give us matter and a little motion and we will construct the universe.
It is these lines that have been blurred instead of clear this last week, and all the astronomers have been quarreling over the reason.
A place where astronomers conjecture away the guesses