Definition: Meaning of, galaxy in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ˈɡaləksi /

  • noun
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galaxy galaxies
  1. [countable] one of the large groups of stars that make up the universe
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  2. the Galaxy the large group of stars which our sun and its PLANET s belong to
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  3. [singular] a large number of things that are similar
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galaxy used in phrases

  • Andromeda galaxy (noun)
    1. a spiral galaxy in the constellation of Andromeda that is visible to the naked eye
  • Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy, The
    1. a humorous British radio programme written by Douglas Adams, which later became a book and a television programme. It is a SCIENCE FICTION story about an Englishman called Arthur Dent who gets on a SPACESHIP just before the Earth is destroyed, and the adventures he has in space with the other characters on this SPACESHIP.
  • Milky Way Galaxy (noun)
    1. the galaxy containing the solar system; consists of millions of stars that can be seen as a diffuse band of light stretching across the night sky
  • spiral galaxy (noun)
    1. a galaxy having a spiral structure; arms containing younger stars spiral out from old stars at the centre
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1911-1988 british physicist who was born in Germany and fled Nazi persecution; in the 1940s he passed secret information to the USSR about the development of the atom bomb in the United States