astronomer


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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 ?
He felt much as an astronomer feels who has discovered a new planet -- no doubt, as far as strong, deep, unalloyed pleasure is concerned, the advantage was with the boy, not the astronomer.
There lands the Fiend, a spot like which perhaps Astronomer in the Sun's lucent Orbe Through his glaz'd Optic Tube yet never saw.
Whenever you hear a man talking about the stars you may conclude that he is either an astronomer or a fool.
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.
In this case the Queen is Margherita of Italy and the professor is Signor Mosso, the astronomer, who studies the heavens from an observatory on Monte Rosa.
Or again," said he, "the author may show himself to be an astronomer, or a skilled cosmographer, or musician, or one versed in affairs of state, and sometimes he will have a chance of coming forward as a magician if he likes.
I might not have heard of the eruption at all had I not met Ogilvy, the well-known astronomer, at Ottershaw.
But one fine day I learned that the mover of this telegraph was only a poor wretch, hired for twelve hundred francs a year, and employed all day, not in studying the heavens like an astronomer, or in gazing on the water like an angler, or even in enjoying the privilege of observing the country around him, but all his monotonous life was passed in watching his white-bellied, black-clawed fellow insect, four or five leagues distant from him.
It happened that a distinguished astronomer selected a beautiful seat, that was placed on the very margin of our position, as a favorite spot for his observations and discourses; from a recollection of the latter of which, in particular, I still derive indescribable satisfaction.
David Thompson, astronomer, and partner of the Northwest Company.
He is curiously employed at present, for, being an amateur astronomer, he has an excellent telescope, with which he lies upon the roof of his own house and sweeps the moor all day in the hope of catching a glimpse of the escaped convict.
So looks the Shakespearean who is confronted by a rancid Baconian, or the astronomer who is assailed by a flat- earth fanatic.