from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A W-shaped constellation in the Northern Hemisphere between Andromeda and Cepheus.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. Proud wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda, queen of Eritrea. When she boasted that her beauty was equal to that of the Nereids, she was punished by Poseidon.
- proper n. A circumpolar constellation of the northern sky representing Queen Cassiopeia from Greek myth. The constellation lies between Cepheus and Perseus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A constellation of the northern hemisphere, situated between Cepheus and Perseus; -- so called in honor of the wife of Cepheus, a fabulous king of Ethiopia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A beautiful circumpolar constellation, supposed to represent the wife of Cepheus seated in a chair and holding up both arms.
- n. [NL.] In zoology, the typical genus of the family Cassiopeiidæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Greek mythology) the wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda
- n. a W-shaped constellation in the northern hemisphere near Polaris
Latin Cassiepīa, Cassiopēa, from Greek Kassiepeia, Cassiopeia, daughter of Cepheus and Andromeda, who was changed into a constellation.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin Cassiopēia, from Ancient Greek Κασσιόπεια (Kassiopeia) or Κασσιόπη. (Wiktionary)