Perseid Per"se*id, n. [From {Perseus}.] (Astron.) One of a group of shooting stars which appear yearly about the 10th of August, and cross the heavens in paths apparently radiating from the constellation Perseus. They are probably fragments of Swift's comet 1862 (III). [1913 Webster + Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Perseid — noun Etymology: Latin Perseus; from their appearing to radiate from a point in Perseus Date: 1876 any of a group of meteors that appear annually about August 11 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Perseid — /perr see id/, n. Astron. any of a shower of meteors appearing in August and radiating from a point in the constellation Perseus. [1875 80; PERSE(US) + ID1, or directly < Gk Perseídes offspring of Perseus] * * * …   Universalium

  • Perseid — n. any of the meteor showers occurring in mid August that appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus …   English contemporary dictionary

  • perseid — per·se·id …   English syllables

  • Perseid — Per•se•id [[t]ˈpɜr si ɪd[/t]] n. astron. any of a shower of meteors appearing in August and radiating from a point in the constellation Perseus • Etymology: 1875–80; Perse (us) + id I, or directly < Gk Perseídēs offspring of Perseus …   From formal English to slang

  • Perseid — /ˈpɜsiəd/ (say perseeuhd) noun any of a shower of meteors appearing in August, and radiating from a point in the constellation Perseus. {Greek Persēides, plural of Persēis daughter of Perseus} …   Australian English dictionary

  • perseid — ˈpərsēə̇d noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Perseus, a constellation (from Latin, from Greek from Perseus, a hero of ancient Greek mythology) + English id : one of a group of meteors appearing annually about August 11 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Perseids — The Perseids (pronEng|ˈpɝsiːɨdz pûr sē ĭdz) is a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift Tuttle. The Perseids are so called because the point they appear to come from, called the radiant, lies in the constellation Perseus. Meteor… …   Wikipedia

  • Mycenae — This article is about the ancient Greek city. For the hamlet in New York, see Mycenae, New York. Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns * UNESCO World Heritage Site …   Wikipedia

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