Ursa Major

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Ur·sa Major

 (ûr′sə)
n.
A constellation in the region of the north celestial pole near Draco and Leo, containing the seven stars that form the Big Dipper. Also called Great Bear.

[Middle English, from Latin Ursa Māior : ursa, she-bear, bear, feminine of ursus, bear; see ursine + māior, greater; see major.]

Ursa Major

(ˈɜːsə ˈmeɪdʒə)
n, Latin genitive Ursae Majoris (ˈɜːsiː məˈdʒɔːrɪs)
(Astronomy) an extensive conspicuous constellation in the N hemisphere, visible north of latitude 40°. The seven brightest stars form the Plough. A line through the two brightest stars points to the Pole Star lying in Ursa Minor. Also called: the Great Bear or the Bear
[Latin: greater bear]

Ur•sa Ma•jor

(ˈɜr sə ˈmeɪ dʒər)

n. gen. Ur•sae Ma•jor•is (ˈɜr si məˈdʒɔr ɪs, -ˈdʒoʊr-)
the Great Bear, the most prominent northern constellation, containing the seven stars that form the Big Dipper.
[1350–1400]

Ur·sa Major

(ûr′sə)
A constellation in the polar region of the Northern Hemisphere near Draco and Leo. It contains the seven stars that form the Big Dipper.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ursa Major - a constellation outside the zodiac that rotates around the North StarUrsa Major - a constellation outside the zodiac that rotates around the North Star
Big Dipper, Charles's Wain, Plough, Wain, Wagon, Dipper - a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major
Translations

Ursa Major

[ˈɜːsəˈmeɪdʒəʳ] NOsa f Mayor

Ursa Major

nGroßer Bär or Wagen
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