Sirius

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Sir·i·us

 (sĭr′ē-əs)
n.
A star in the constellation Canis Major, the brightest star in the sky, approximately 8.6 light years distant from Earth. Also called Dog Star, Sothis.

[Latin Sīrius, from Greek Seirios, from seirios, burning.]

Sirius

(ˈsɪrɪəs)
n
(Celestial Objects) the brightest star in the sky after the sun, lying in the constellation Canis Major. It is a binary star whose companion, Sirius B, is a very faint white dwarf. Distance: 8.6 light years. Also called: the Dog Star, Canicula or Sothis
[C14: via Latin from Greek Seirios, of obscure origin]

Sir•i•us

(ˈsɪr i əs)

n.
the Dog Star, the brightest-appearing star in the heavens, located in the constellation Canis Major.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin Sīrius < Greek Seírios]

Sir·i·us

(sĭr′ē-əs)
The brightest star seen in the night sky. It is in the constellation Canis Major.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sirius - the brightest star in the skySirius - the brightest star in the sky; in Canis Major
Canis Major, Great Dog - a constellation to the southeast of Orion; contains Sirius
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Sirius

[ˈsɪrɪəs] NSirio