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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 ?
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.
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.
of which astronomers have reckoned up nearly 5,000.
And could the astronomers have understood and calculated anything, if they had taken into account all the complicated and varied motions of the earth?
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.
That, he said, is a work infinitely beyond our present astronomers.
Do all astronomers admit the existence of this satellite?
Their coming could have been predicted with the same certitude that astronomers to-day predict the outcome of the movements of stars.
AN ASTRONOMER used to go out at night to observe the stars.
cried the Astronomer, glowing with warm and elevated sentiments, "pay me, then, what you will.
On the first landing she met him coming back bearing the astronomer in his arms.
Going to the edge of the pit, I found it occupied by a group of about half a dozen men--Henderson, Ogilvy, and a tall, fair-haired man that I afterwards learned was Stent, the Astronomer Royal, with several workmen wielding spades and pickaxes.