Ursa Minor

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Ursa Minor

n.
A constellation having the shape of a ladle with Polaris at the tip of its handle. Also called Little Bear.

[Latin : ursa, she-bear, bear, feminine of ursus, bear; see ursine + minor, lesser; see minor.]

Ursa Minor

(ˈɜːsə ˈmaɪnə)
n, Latin genitive Ursae Minoris (ˈɜːsiː mɪˈnɔːrɪs)
(Astronomy) a small faint constellation, the brightest star of which is the Pole Star, lying 1° from the true celestial pole. Also called: the Little Bear, the Bear or the Little Dipper (US and Canadian)
[Latin: lesser bear]

Ur•sa Mi•nor

(ˈɜr sə ˈmaɪ nər)

n. gen. Ur•sae Mi•nor•is (ˈɜr si mɪˈnɔr ɪs, -ˈnoʊr-)
the Little or Lesser Bear, the northernmost constellation, containing the stars that form the Little Dipper, the outermost of which, at the end of the handle, is Polaris.
[1590–1600]

Ursa Minor

A ladle-shaped constellation very near the north celestial pole. It contains the seven stars that form the Little Dipper. Polaris, the North Star, is at the end of the dipper's handle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ursa Minor - a constellation outside the zodiac that rotates around the North StarUrsa Minor - a constellation outside the zodiac that rotates around the North Star
Little Dipper, Dipper - a cluster of seven stars in Ursa Minor; at the end of the dipper's handle is Polaris
North Star, polar star, Polaris, pole star, polestar - the brightest star in Ursa Minor; at the end of the handle of the Little Dipper; the northern axis of the earth points toward it
Translations

Ursa Minor

[ˈɜːsəˈmaɪnəʳ] NOsa f Menor

Ursa Minor

nKleiner Bär or Wagen