Great Bear

Great Bear
noun Date: 1639 Ursa Major

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Great Bear — Helix nach den Lifthill Daten Standort Hersheypark (Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Great Bear — Bear Bear (b[^a]r), n. [OE. bere, AS. bera; akin to D. beer, OHG. bero, pero, G. b[ a]r, Icel. & Sw. bj[ o]rn, and possibly to L. fera wild beast, Gr. fh r beast, Skr. bhalla bear.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of the genus {Ursus},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Great bear — Great Great (gr[=a]t), a. [Compar. {Greater}; superl. {Greatest}.] [OE. gret, great, AS. gre[ a]t; akin to OS. & LG. gr[=o]t, D. groot, OHG. gr[=o]z, G. gross. Cf. {Groat} the coin.] 1. Large in space; of much size; big; immense; enormous;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Great Bear — the Great Bear another name for ↑Ursa Major, a large group of bright stars …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Great Bear — Great′ Bear′ n. astron. the constellation Ursa Major …   From formal English to slang

  • Great Bear — or the n. the constellation Ursa Major …   English World dictionary

  • Great Bear — The term Great Bear can refer to:* Ursa Major, the constellation, whose name is the Latin for Great Bear . * Great Bear Lake, the largest lake in the Northwest Territories of Canada and the fourth largest in North America. * Great Bear Rainforest …   Wikipedia

  • Great Bear — 40° 17′ 13″ N 76° 39′ 11″ W / 40.28686667, 76.653075 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Great Bear — noun a constellation outside the zodiac that rotates around the North Star • Syn: ↑Ursa Major • Instance Hypernyms: ↑constellation • Part Meronyms: ↑Big Dipper, ↑Dipper, ↑Plough, ↑Charles s …   Useful english dictionary

  • Great Bear — noun A bright circumpolar asterism of the northern sky, said to resemble a large bear. It is part of the constellation Ursa Major and includes the stars Mizar, Dubhe, and Alkaid …   Wiktionary

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