Galaxy - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡæləksi|  American pronunciation of the word galaxy
Brit.  |ˈɡaləksi|  British pronunciation of the word galaxy

noun

- a splendid assemblage (especially of famous people)
- 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 (syn: beetleweed, coltsfoot, galax, wandflower)
- (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'

Examples

The event was attended by a galaxy of artists.

...they're a galaxy apart when it comes to politics...

a galaxy of British artistic talent

'extragalactic nebula' is a former name for 'galaxy'

It's the largest galaxy known to exist.

...the light from a galaxy of flashing signs irradiates the heart and soul of Las Vegas...

She has light skin, splashed with a galaxy of freckles.

The Hubble Telescope has allowed astronomers to make significant discoveries about our galaxy.

It's not entirely implausible that a galaxy could be identical to our own.

stars strung out across the galaxy

...we're pretty stoked about the upcoming benefit concert featuring a galaxy of rock stars...

Word forms

noun
singular: galaxy
plural: galaxies
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