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Definitions of galaxy

  1. tufted evergreen perennial herb having spikes of tiny white flowers and glossy green round to heart- shaped leaves that become coppery to maroon or purplish in fall
  2. ( astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust; "` extragalactic nebula' is a former name for ` galaxy'"
  3. a splendid assemblage ( especially of famous people)
  4. The Milky Way; that luminous tract, or belt, which is seen at night stretching across the heavens, and which is composed of innumerable stars, so distant and blended as to be distinguishable only with the telescope. The term has recently been used for remote clusters of stars.
  5. A splendid assemblage of persons or things.
  6. The science concerned with celestial bodies and the observation and interpretation of the radiation received in the vicinity of the earth from the component parts of the universe ( McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 5th ed)
  7. A gathering of splendid persons or things; as, a galary of beautiful women. Galaxy, the Milky Way.
  8. The Milky- Way, or the luminous band of stars stretching across the heavens: any splendid assemblage.
  9. The Milky Way; assemblage of brilliancies.
  10. A starry band in the heavens, called the Milky Way.
  11. A brilliant group, as of persons.
  12. The Milky Way, that long, white, luminous track of stars which seems to encompass the heavens like a girdle; an assemblage of splendid persons or things.
  13. The milky- way; the long white luminous track which seems to encompass the heavens like a girdle; any assemblage of distinguished persons or things.
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Antonyms for galaxy

hairbreadth, hop, shouting distance, stone's throw, inch, skip, hair.

Quotes of galaxy

  1. Is it not careless to become too local when there are four hundred billion stars in our galaxy alone. – A. R. Ammons
  2. The priceless galaxy of misinformation called the mind. – Djuna Barnes
  3. When you look at the stars and the galaxy you feel that you are not just from any particular piece of land, but from the solar system. – Kalpana Chawla
  4. I would say keep supporting space flight, keep telling the public and the politicians why it's important to advance science and explore the galaxy I encourage the Japanese to keep doing what they're doing. – Leroy Chiao
  5. Perhaps two million years ago the creatures of a planet in some remote galaxy faced a musical crisis similar to that which we earthly composers face today. – George Crumb
  6. I've always thought that we, as human beings, would be naive and arrogant to pretend that we're the only life form in the galaxy – Jonathan Frakes
  7. It is clear that the nation that assumes stewardship of the Moon now will inherit stewardship of the galaxy in the coming millennium. I think the USA is ready for that challenge! – Wilson Greatbatch
  8. According to the standard model billions of years ago some little quantum fluctuation, perhaps a slightly lower density of matter, maybe right where we're sitting right now, caused our galaxy to start collapsing around here. – Seth Lloyd
  9. Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people. – Carl Sagan
  10. The New York Times' was enigmatic: 'Some unimaginable gravitational force is pulling our entire galaxy in the opposite direction.' End of article. If you stop and think about that, we are recreating ourselves. – Dwight Schultz

Usage examples for galaxy

  1. From outside the galaxy – Legacy by James H Schmitz
  2. Still, it just happens to be the worst spot on the best planet in the known Galaxy – Unwise Child by Gordon Randall Garrett
  3. Is discontent the cancered price Of Earthman's galaxy – Citadel by Algirdas Jonas Budrys
  4. Look, there are plenty of people in the galaxy who would literally hate the idea that there is anything in the universe superior to Man. – Dead Giveaway by Gordon Randall Garrett
  5. Combine our knowledges, our technologies, and we could explore the galaxy – Circus by Alan Edward Nourse
  6. World, Feb 24, 1883; and Galaxy Mag. – A Brief Handbook of English Authors by Oscar Fay Adams
  7. I'll be proud to escort any one of this galaxy of beauty," and he looked at the group of pretty girls. – Patty's Social Season by Carolyn Wells
  8. It fell from its meridian splendor, as falls a star from the blazing galaxy of heaven. – Memoirs of Orange Jacobs by Orange Jacobs
  9. " Best reason in the galaxy Rip said cheerfully. – Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet by Harold Leland Goodwin
  10. Other stars of magnitude have risen since, but of the old galaxy four at least still shine out of the past with their ancient lustre undimmed in my eyes- Thackeray; dear John Leech, who still has power to make me laugh as I like to laugh; and for the two others it is plain that the Queen, the world, and I are of a like mind as to their deserts, for one of them is now an ornament to the British peerage, the other a baronet and a millionaire; only I would have made dukes of them straight off, with precedence over the Archbishop of Canterbury, if they would care to have it so. – Peter Ibbetson by George Du Maurier
  11. In 1782 he was elevated to the presidential chair of that bright galaxy of sages and had the high honor- the untold pleasure: of signing the treaty of peace forced from mother Britain. – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  12. He spoke of Cascella, telling the chief how its fame was known throughout the Galaxy – Warrior Race by Robert Sheckley
  13. The brightest word at night in this galaxy of ultra signs is the gracious word " Photo Play House." – Walking-Stick Papers by Robert Cortes Holliday
  14. With the drive, Candar would rule the Galaxy – Evil Out of Onzar by Mark Ganes
  15. So came in slow, gliding majesty the Swan, with all the splendor of the Galaxy like infinite unfoldings of white wings, in her wake. – The Story of Old Fort Loudon by Charles Egbert Craddock
  16. Shakespeare's tragedies may be made for a single star, but his comedies are made for a galaxy of constellations. – Reviews by Oscar Wilde
  17. Chemically, tallow- wax isn't like anything else in the known Galaxy – Four-Day Planet by Henry Beam Piper
  18. The ancient Egyptians blended with the actual present, current, daily life a galaxy of characters whose influence they would not willingly let die. – Revisiting the Earth by James Langdon Hill
  19. Eddore was and is unique; so different from any other world of either galaxy that its very existence was inexplicable until its own records revealed the fact that it did not originate in normal space- time at all, but came to our universe from some alien and horribly different other. – Triplanetary by Edward Elmer Smith
  20. At their conclusion, Garlock said: First: either Jim alone, or Lola alone, or Jim and Lola together, can hit any destination within any galaxy but can't go from one galaxy to another. – The Galaxy Primes by Edward Elmer Smith