Sirius


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Sir·i·us

 (sĭr′ē-əs)
n.
A star in the constellation Canis Major, the brightest star in the sky, approximately 8.6 light years distant from Earth. Also called Dog Star, Sothis.

[Latin Sīrius, from Greek Seirios, from seirios, burning.]
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Sirius

(ˈsɪrɪəs)
n
(Celestial Objects) the brightest star in the sky after the sun, lying in the constellation Canis Major. It is a binary star whose companion, Sirius B, is a very faint white dwarf. Distance: 8.6 light years. Also called: the Dog Star, Canicula or Sothis
[C14: via Latin from Greek Seirios, of obscure origin]
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Sir•i•us

(ˈsɪr i əs)

n.
the Dog Star, the brightest-appearing star in the heavens, located in the constellation Canis Major.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin Sīrius < Greek Seírios]
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Sir·i·us

(sĭr′ē-əs)
The brightest star seen in the night sky. It is in the constellation Canis Major.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sirius - the brightest star in the skySirius - the brightest star in the sky; in Canis Major
Canis Major, Great Dog - a constellation to the southeast of Orion; contains Sirius
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Translations

Sirius

[ˈsɪrɪəs] NSirio
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Southward (as I judged it) was a very bright red star that was new to me; it was even more splendid than our own green Sirius. And amid all these scintillating points of light one bright planet shone kindly and steadily like the face of an old friend.
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