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gal·ax·y

 (găl′ək-sē)
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.

[Middle English galaxie, the Milky Way, from Late Latin galaxiās, from Greek, from gala, galakt-, milk; see melg- in Indo-European roots.]

galaxy

(ˈɡæləksɪ)
n, pl -axies
1. (Astronomy) 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 or extragalactic nebula
2. a splendid gathering, esp one of famous or distinguished people
[C14 (in the sense: the Milky Way), from Medieval Latin galaxia, from Latin galaxias, from Greek, from gala milk; related to Latin lac milk]

Galaxy

(ˈɡæləksɪ)
n
(Celestial Objects) the Galaxy the spiral galaxy, approximately 100 000 light years in diameter, that contains the solar system about three fifths of the distance from its centre. Also known as: the Milky Way System See also Magellanic Cloud

gal•ax•y

(ˈgæl ək si)

n., pl. -ax•ies.
1.
a. a large system of stars held together by mutual gravitation and isolated from similar systems by vast regions of space.
b. (usu. cap.) Milky Way.
2. any large and brilliant or impressive assemblage of persons or things: a galaxy of opera stars.
[1350–1400; Middle English galaxie, galaxias < Medieval Latin galaxia,galaxias, ultimately < Greek galaxías kýklos the Milky Way; see galacto-]

gal·ax·y

(găl′ək-sē)
Any of numerous large-scale collections of stars, gas, and dust that make up the universe. A galaxy may range in diameter from 1,500 to 300,000 light-years.

Galaxy

 an assembly of brillant or noted persons or things. See also constellation.
Examples: galaxy of ability, 1887; of astronomers—Lipton, 1970; of beauty, 1704; of brightness, 1762; of fame, 1649; of governesses; of joy, 1842; of stars; of wax candles, 1862.

galaxy

Galaxies are collections of stars and planets and clouds of gas or dust that form “islands” in the emptiness of space. A recent theory claims much of this is occupied by invisible dark matter. Most galaxies are found in groups; very few are found on their own.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.galaxy - a splendid assemblage (especially of famous people)
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
2.galaxy - 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
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Galax - evergreen herbs of southeastern United States
3.galaxy - (astronomy) a collection of star systemsgalaxy - (astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust; "`extragalactic nebula' is a former name for `galaxy'"
astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
spiral galaxy, spiral nebula - a galaxy having a spiral structure; arms containing younger stars spiral out from old stars at the center
Great Attractor - a massive grouping of galaxies in the direction of Centaurus and Hydra whose gravitational attraction is believed to cause deviations in the paths of other galaxies
Milky Way, Milky Way Galaxy, Milky Way System - the galaxy containing the solar system; consists of millions of stars that can be seen as a diffuse band of light stretching across the night sky
star - (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
cosmos, macrocosm, universe, world, existence, creation - everything that exists anywhere; "they study the evolution of the universe"; "the biggest tree in existence"
cosmic dust - clouds of particles or gases occurring throughout interstellar space

galaxy

noun
1. star system, solar system, nebula Astronomers have discovered a distant galaxy.
2. array, gathering, assembly, assemblage a galaxy of famous movie stars
Related words
adjective galactic
Translations
مِجَرَّهمَجموعَة من المَشاهير
galaxieMléčná dráhapřehlídkaspolečnost
galaksestjernerække
galaktika
galaksiLinnunrata
csillagvárosgalaxishírességek
galaksi
glæsilegur hópurvetrarbraut, stjörnuòoka
galaktikaplejada
galaktikaplejāde
melkwegsterrenstelsel
Droga Mlecznagalaktyka
galáxiaVia Láctea
galaxie
galaxia
ozvezdje
galaxVintergatan
galaksigökadaseçkin toplulukyıldız kümesi

galaxy

[ˈgæləksɪ] N (Astron) → galaxia f (fig) → constelación f, pléyade f

galaxy

[ˈgæləksi] ngalaxie f
the Galaxy → la Galaxie

galaxy

n
(Astron) → Milchstraße f, → Sternsystem nt, → Galaxis f (spec); the Galaxydie Milchstraße, die Galaxis (spec)
(fig)Schar f, → Heer nt

galaxy

[ˈgæləksɪ] ngalassia

galaxy

(ˈgӕləksi) plural ˈgalaxies noun
1. a very large group of stars.
2. a large group of famous, impressive etc people, things etc. a galaxy of entertainers; a galaxy of new cars.
the Galaxythe Milky Wayunder milk
References in classic literature ?
Her open jacket disclosed a galaxy of souvenirs pinned to the background of bright blue,--a small American flag, a button of the Wareham Rowing Club, and one or two society pins.
Again I looked out: we were passing a church; I saw its low broad tower against the sky, and its bell was tolling a quarter; I saw a narrow galaxy of lights too, on a hillside, marking a village or hamlet.
MICAWBER (who gracefully bowed her acknowledgements from the side-door, where a galaxy of beauty was elevated on chairs, at once to witness and adorn the gratifying scene), Mrs.
The Mark Boat was below and a little to the sou'west of us, fluctuating in the centre of her distraught galaxy.
Weevle prizes most of all his few possessions (next after his light whiskers, for which he has an attachment that only whiskers can awaken in the breast of man) is a choice collection of copper-plate impressions from that truly national work The Divinities of Albion, or Galaxy Gallery of British Beauty, representing ladies of title and fashion in every variety of smirk that art, combined with capital, is capable of producing.
To be informed what the Galaxy Gallery of British Beauty is about, and means to be about, and what Galaxy marriages are on the tapis, and what Galaxy rumours are in circulation, is to become acquainted with the most glorious destinies of mankind.
They took on the semblance of yellow, twenty-dollar gold pieces, of yellow-backed paper bills of the government stamping of the United States, of bank books, and of rich coupons ripe for the clipping--and all shot through the flashings of the form of a rough-coated Irish terrier, on a galaxy of brilliantly-lighted stages, mouth open, nose upward to the drops, singing, ever singing, as no dog had ever been known to sing in the world before.
We want a perfect galaxy of beauty around the table, as a species of compensation when we have got Miserrimus Dexter as one the guests.
There was not in all that vanished October one day that did not come in with auroral splendour and go out attended by a fair galaxy of evening stars--not a day when there were not golden lights in the wide pastures and purple hazes in the ripened distances.
Thou may'st remember each bright Churchill of the galaxy, and all the toasts of the Kit-cat.
So, not being able to stenog, she could not enter that bright galaxy of office talent.
SIFTING THROUGH Nonetheless, theorists who study galaxy formation maintain that the cold dark matter model isn't yet in peril.