Dog Star

Dog Star
noun Date: 1567 Sirius

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Dog Star — Dog Dog (d[o^]g), n. [AS. docga; akin to D. dog mastiff, Dan. dogge, Sw. dogg.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Canis}, esp. the domestic dog ({Canis familiaris}). Note: The dog is distinguished above all others of the inferior animals… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dog Star — Sirius, a star of the constellation Canis Major, or the Greater Dog, and the brightest star in the heavens; called also {Canicula}, and, in astronomical charts, {[alpha] Canis Majoris}. See {Dog days}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dog Star — or Dogstar may refer to: A common name for Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky Dogstar (band), a rock group including Keanu Reeves Dogstar (TV series), an animated Australian TV series (2006) Dog Star (short story), a short story by… …   Wikipedia

  • Dog Star — n. 1. SIRIUS 2. PROCYON: usually called the Little Dog Star …   English World dictionary

  • Dog Star — Dog′ Star n. 1) astron. the bright star Sirius in Canis Major 2) astron. the bright star Procyon in Canis Minor • Etymology: 1570–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • Dog Star — noun the brightest star in the sky; in Canis Major • Syn: ↑Sirius, ↑Canicula, ↑Sothis • Derivationally related forms: ↑canicular (for: ↑Canicula) • Instance …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dog Star — noun A bluish white star in the constellation Canis Major; Alpha (α) Canis Majoris. A vertex of the Winter Triangle and the brightest star in the night sky. It is actually a binary star with a white dwarf companion star. Syn: Al Shira, Blazing… …   Wiktionary

  • Dog Star — noun Sirius, the brightest star in the sky. Origin translating Gk kuon or L. canicula small dog ; so named as it appears to follow at the heels of Orion (the hunter) …   English new terms dictionary

  • Dog Star — 1. the bright star Sirius, in Canis Major. 2. the bright star Procyon, in Canis Minor. [1570 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • Dog Star — /ˈdɒg sta/ (say dog stah) noun → Sirius1 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Dog Star — n. (Astronomy) brightest star in the sky which is part of the Canis Major (southern constellation), Sirius, Canicula …   English contemporary dictionary

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