American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A double star in Auriga, the brightest star in the constellation, approximately 46 light-years from Earth.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A star, the fifth in the heavens in order of brightness. It is situated on the left shoulder of Auriga, in front of the Great Bear, nearly on a line with the two northernmost of the seven stars forming Charles's Wain; and it is easily recognized by the proximity of “the Kids,” three stars of the fourth magnitude forming an isosceles triangle. The color of Capella is nearly the same as that of the sun. See cut under
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Asrton.) A brilliant star in the constellation Auriga.
- n. the brightest star in Auriga
- n. snipes.
- From Latin capella, "she-goat" or "kid" (Wiktionary)
- Latin, diminutive of caper, goat. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I don't have the right term in my head, but A Capella is an instrumentation, or an orchestration.”
“There is also the matter of wrongful death at the hands of Federation agents of our representative on the planet you call Capella Four.”
“_Aix_, and we call Capella, the "sons" on this inference being the three small stars near, called by the Greeks and by ourselves the "Kids.”
“To be even more blunt: If the entire haruspical tradition is from the Near East and related closely with Babylonian or Hittite religion which share the same practices, then why aren't Etruscologists doing the sensible thing and putting away their childish toys namely Capella's fictitious poetry and picking up a book on Babylonian or Hittite divination practices in order to understand Etruscan religion more competently?”
“In a small church, called the Capella di Christo, over the altar within a niche, is a wooden figure of our Lord, said to be 800 years old.”
“The sovereign brilliancy of Sirius pierced the eye with a steely glitter, the star called Capella was yellow, Aldebaran and”
“The sovereign brilliancy of Sirius pierced the eye with a steely glitter, the star called Capella was yellow, Aldebaran and Betelgueux shone with a fiery red.”
“On the right hand is the new sacristy, otherwise called the Capella dei”
“Destiny's Wild even went so far as to gripe that Neapolitan had stolen their idea of singing the song a Capella, which is hardly a novel concept.”
“Mile 21 A Capella is a coed collegiate vocals group from the University of Colorado in Boulder.”
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