noun Etymology: French Pléiade, group of seven 16th century French poets, from Middle French, group of seven tragic poets of ancient Alexandria, from Greek Pleiad-, Pleias, from singular of Pleiades Date: circa 1839 a group of usually seven illustrious or brilliant persons or things

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  • Pleiad — Ple iad, n. One of the Pleiades. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pleiad — plejada statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Grupė cheminio elemento izotopų. atitikmenys: angl. galaxy; pleiad rus. плеяда …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Pleiad — noun Date: 14th century any of the Pleiades …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Pleiad — /plee euhd, pluy euhd/, n. 1. any of the Pleiades. 2. French, Pléiade /play yannd /. a group of seven French poets of the latter half of the 16th century. 3. (usually l.c.) any group of eminent or brilliant persons or things, esp. when seven in… …   Universalium

  • Pleiad — noun a) any one of the Pleiades b) a group of 16th century French poets who sought to enrich the French language …   Wiktionary

  • pleiad — noun a group of illustrious or talented people, especially one with seven members …   Wiktionary

  • pleiad — Synonyms and related words: big name, celebrity, constellation, cynosure, figure, folk hero, galaxy, great man, hero, heroine, idol, immortal, important person, lion, luminaries, luminary, man of mark, master spirit, name, notability, notable,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pleiad — ple·iad …   English syllables

  • Pleiad — Ple•iad [[t]ˈpli əd, ˈplaɪ əd[/t]] n. 1) myt any of the Pleiades 2) (usu. l.c.) any group of eminent or brilliant persons or things, esp. when seven in number …   From formal English to slang

  • Pleiad — /ˈplaɪəd/ (say pluyuhd) noun any of the Pleiades …   Australian English dictionary

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