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Cen·tau·rus

 (sĕn-tôr′əs)
n.
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Vela and Lupus.

[Latin Centaurus, centaur; see centaur.]

Centaurus

(sɛnˈtɔːrəs)
n, Latin genitive Centauri (sɛnˈtɔːraɪ)
(Astronomy) a conspicuous extensive constellation in the S hemisphere, close to the Southern Cross, that contains two first magnitude stars, Alpha Centauri and Beta Centauri, and the globular cluster Omega Centauri. Also called: The Centaur

Cen•tau•rus

(sɛnˈtɔr əs)

n. gen. -tau•ri (-ˈtɔr aɪ)
the Centaur, a southern constellation containing Alpha Centauri and Beta Centauri.
[< Latin; see centaur]

Cen·tau·rus

(sĕn-tôr′əs)
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near the Southern Cross and Libra. It contains Alpha Centauri, the star nearest Earth.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Centaurus - a conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere near the Southern Cross
Alpha Centauri, Rigil, Rigil Kent - brightest star in Centaurus; second nearest star to the sun
Beta Centauri - the second brightest star in Centaurus
Omega Centauri - a global cluster in the constellation Centaurus
Proxima, Proxima Centauri - the nearest star to the sun; distance: 4.3 light years
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This has been figuratively taught to princes by ancient writers, who describe how Achilles and many other princes of old were given to the Centaur Chiron to nurse, who brought them up in his discipline; which means solely that, as they had for a teacher one who was half beast and half man, so it is necessary for a prince to know how to make use of both natures, and that one without the other is not durable.
Hence those strange monsters in lace and embroidery, in silks and brocades, with vast wigs and hoops; which, under the name of lords and ladies, strut the stage, to the great delight of attorneys and their clerks in the pit, and of the citizens and their apprentices in the galleries; and which are no more to be found in real life than the centaur, the chimera, or any other creature of mere fiction.
It was wine that inflamed the Centaur Eurytion when he was staying with Peirithous among the Lapithae.
Ever since my infancy, I have dwelt in the cave of Chiron the Centaur.
The "Precepts of Chiron" was a didactic poem made up of moral and practical precepts, resembling the gnomic sections of the "Works and Days", addressed by the Centaur Chiron to his pupil Achilles.
MarketMakers, and its division ReallyB2B, is a leader in its field and will bring sophisticated B2B telemarketing, data analytics, database enrichment and automated lead generation to the Centaur portfolio.
The GRAV-D Program will continue to use the Centaur OPA and the Micro-G system to fulfill NOAA's gravimetry requirements this spring.
Southlake, Texas-based Centaur manages the Centaur Total Return Fund (NASDAQ: TILDX) in addition to managing other investments.
Centaur Asset Management, the international asset management and investment advisory division of Centaur Holdings, has launched the Centaur Natural Resources Bond Tracker Fund.
The researchers analyzed the star's light emissions, and the momentary shadow created by Chiron, and identified optical features that suggest the centaur may possess a circulating disk of debris.
The 'Private Equity' division of the Centaur Group was responsible for sourcing and managing the IPC transaction.
The researchers expected to see a dip in the starlight as the centaur passed in front of the star.

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