Cygnus


Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Cyg·nus

 (sĭg′nəs)
n.
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Lacerta and Lyra, containing the star Deneb. Also called Northern Cross, Swan.

[Latin cygnus, swan; see cygnet.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Cygnus

(ˈsɪɡnəs)
n, Latin genitive Cygni (ˈsɪɡnaɪ)
(Astronomy) a constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Pegasus and Draco in the Milky Way. The constellation contains the Cygnus Loop supernova remnant, the intense radio galaxy Cygnus A, and the intense galactic X-ray source Cygnus X–1, which is probably a black hole
[Latin: swan; see cygnet]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

Cyg•nus

(ˈsɪg nəs)

n. gen. -ni (-nī).
the Swan, a northern constellation SW of Draco, containing the bright star Deneb.
[< Latin: swan; see cygnet]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

Cyg·nus

(sĭg′nəs)
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Cepheus and Lyra.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cygnus - a constellation in the northern hemisphere between Pegasus and Draco in the Milky WayCygnus - a constellation in the northern hemisphere between Pegasus and Draco in the Milky Way; contains a black hole
Deneb - the brightest star in Cygnus
Northern Cross - a cluster of 5 bright stars forming a cross in the constellation Cygnus
2.Cygnus - a genus of AnatidaeCygnus - a genus of Anatidae      
bird genus - a genus of birds
Anatidae, family Anatidae - swimming birds having heavy short-legged bodies and bills with a horny tip: swans; geese; ducks
Cygnus olor, mute swan - soundless Eurasian swan; commonly domesticated
Cygnus cygnus, whooper swan, whooper - common Old World swan noted for its whooping call
Cygnus columbianus, tundra swan - swan that nests in tundra regions of the New and Old Worlds
Cygnus buccinator, trumpeter swan, trumpeter - large pure white wild swan of western North America having a sonorous cry
black swan, Cygnus atratus - large Australian swan having black plumage and a red bill
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations
References in periodicals archive ?
Using optical observations of the companion star and its motion around its unseen companion, the team made the most precise determination ever for the mass of Cygnus X-1, of 14.8 times the mass of the Sun.
Tag-lined "the business of aircraft maintenance," the new title targets the same aircraft maintenance professionals as the Cygnus title and has a controlled circulation of 20,000 that also includes industry suppliers and managers.
Chandra imaged the halo around Cygnus X-3 and measured the delay--an average of 15 minutes--in the arrival of light from the halo as compared with that coming directly from the neutron star.
Dulles, Virginia-based Orbital ATK's (NYSE: OA) Cygnus spacecraft has completed rendezvous and berthing with the International Space Station, marking the company's seventh cargo delivery mission under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-1) contract, and fourth trip to the space station in little over a year, the company said.
Neptune, which employs about 140 people in Aberdeen, said it had added extra value at Cygnus by bringing a ninth well, A5, online, with plans for a 10th and "further wells" under way.
- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) announced that its Cygnus spacecraft has successfully unberthed and departed from the International Space Station (ISS), beginning its secondary mission before it reenters Earth's atmosphere.
Cygnus OB2 is located about 4,600 light-years away from Earth.
The Cygnus spacecraft represents his planned journey to space in memory of those who took great risks to advance our nation's space program."
At the top of the rocket was a capsule called the Cygnus, made in Italy and loaded with 3,350kg of gear, including meals, clothes for the next crew of astronauts, technical equipment and around two dozen scientific experiments.
Global Health Care LLC (GHC) Tuesday disclosed a strategic agreement to make a substantial investment in Cygnus Design.