Andromeda


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An·drom·e·da

 (ăn-drŏm′ĭ-də)
n.
1. Greek Mythology The daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia and wife of Perseus, who had rescued her from a sea monster.
2. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere between Lacerta and Perseus and south of Cassiopeia. It contains a large spiral galaxy visible to the naked eye. The spiral is 2.4 million light years from Earth.

[Latin, from Greek Andromedē.]

an·drom·e·da

 (ăn-drŏm′ĭ-də)
n.
Any of several evergreen shrubs of the genera Pieris or Andromeda in the heath family.

[From Andromeda.]

Andromeda

(ænˈdrɒmɪdə)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the daughter of Cassiopeia and wife of Perseus, who saved her from a sea monster

Andromeda

(ænˈdrɒmɪdə)
n, Latin genitive Andromedae (ænˈdrɒmɪˌdiː)
(Astronomy) a constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Cassiopeia and Pegasus, the three brightest stars being of the second magnitude. It contains the Andromeda Galaxy a spiral galaxy 2.2 million light years away

An•drom•e•da

(ænˈdrɒm ɪ də)

n. gen. -dae (-ˌdi)
for 2.
1. (in Greek myth) the daughter of Cassiopeia and wife of Perseus, by whom she had been rescued from a sea monster.
2. a northern constellation between Pisces and Cassiopeia.
3. (l.c.) any of several flowering evergreen shrubs of the genera Andromeda and Pieris, of the heath family.

An·drom·e·da

(ăn-drŏm′ĭ-də)
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Perseus and Pegasus. It contains a spiral-shaped galaxy visible to the unaided eye.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Andromeda - broad-leaved evergreen Asiatic shrub with glossy leaves and drooping clusters of white flowersandromeda - broad-leaved evergreen Asiatic shrub with glossy leaves and drooping clusters of white flowers
genus Pieris, Pieris - decorative evergreen shrubs of woody vines
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.Andromeda - any of several shrubs of the genus Andromeda having leathery leaves and clusters of small flowersandromeda - any of several shrubs of the genus Andromeda having leathery leaves and clusters of small flowers
genus Andromeda - low-growing shrubs of northern regions of northern hemisphere
Andromeda glaucophylla, bog rosemary, moorwort - wiry evergreen shrub having pendent clusters of white or pink flowers; of wet acidic areas in Arctic and Canada to northeastern United States
Andromeda polifolia, common bog rosemary, marsh andromeda - erect to procumbent evergreen shrub having pendent clusters of white or pink flowers; of sphagnum peat bogs and other wet acidic areas in northern Europe
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
3.Andromeda - (Greek mythology) an Ethiopian princess and daughter of Cassiopeia; she was fastened to a rock and exposed to a sea monster that was sent by Poseidon, but she was rescued by Perseus and became his wife
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
4.Andromeda - a constellation in the northern hemisphere between Cassiopeia and PegasusAndromeda - a constellation in the northern hemisphere between Cassiopeia and Pegasus; contains the Andromeda galaxy
Translations
Andromeda

Andromeda

[ænˈdrɒmɪdə] NAndrómeda

Andromeda

[ænˈdrɒmɪdə] nAndromeda
References in classic literature ?
Every one knows the fine story of Perseus and Andromeda; how the lovely Andromeda, the daughter of a king, was tied to a rock on the sea-coast, and as Leviathan was in the very act of carrying her off, Perseus, the prince of whalemen, intrepidly advancing, harpooned the monster, and delivered and married the maid.
It is Guido's picture of Perseus rescuing Andromeda from the sea-monster or whale.
Here is to be seen at work that powerful telescope which enabled Bond to resolve the nebula of Andromeda, and Clarke to discover the satellite of Sirius.
That is the Andromeda. I was a mate aboard of her--sub-lieutenant they call it now, though I like the old name best."
His brief 'Andromeda' is one of the best English poems in the classical dactylic hexameter.
Suppose Andromeda had turned and scolded Perseus after he had slain the sea-monster!
There are no richer parterres to my eyes than the dense beds of dwarf andromeda
Botany cannot go farther than tell me the names of the shrubs which grow there--the high blueberry, panicled andromeda, lambkill, azalea, and rhodora--all standing in the quaking sphagnum.
"Ah, this gentleman is a Hercules killing Cacus, a Perseus freeing Andromeda."
And there I shivered on that wretched plank, chained like Andromeda to the rock, with a black infinity above and below; and before my eyes, now grown familiar with the peculiar darkness, stood Lord Ernest Belville, waiting for Raffles to emerge with full hands and unsuspecting heart!
Centaurus is but a larger version of Andromeda. If Microsoft releases Centaurus next year, there's a possibility that the smaller Andromeda might follow.
Now, as per the book which describes the journey of Microsoft's Surface hardware from inception to a $1-billion-per-year business, the Redmond-based tech giant will be releasing a smartphone/tablet Andromeda hybrid in 2019.