from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Cassiopeia and Draco.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. Husband of Cassiopeia, king of Eritrea, father of Andromeda. There may be two mythical kings by this name.
- proper n. A circumpolar constellation of the northern sky representing the king Cepheus from Greek myth. The constellation lies between Draco and Cassiopeia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A northern constellation near the pole. Its head, which is in the Milky Way, is marked by a triangle formed by three stars of the fourth magnitude. See Cassiopeia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the ancient northern constellations, preceding Cassiopeia.
- n. A genus of moss-mites, or acarids of the family Oribatidæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a faint constellation in the northern hemisphere near Cassiopeia and the pole star
- n. (Greek mythology) king of Ethiopia and husband of Cassiopeia
Even the most bare bones details promise wondrous adventure: Perseus, son of Zeus and Danae (daughter of King Acrisius), is raised by the fisherman Dictys, slays the Gorgon Medusa and ultimately rescues Andromeda, daughter of Cepheus, from the sea serpent Cetus (replaced with the Kraken for the movies) and marries her.
The blonde man smiled, then answered, I am Cepheus, King of the Celestials.
Cepheus released his grip on the orbs and all four raced into the sky in streaks of their respective color.
“Let this remind you,” Cepheus said, slowly extending his arm to the sky, “Why you once revered the stars.”
Cepheus, the constellation of the King, Picard forced himself to think.
Alderamin and Errai in Cepheus, Picard recited to himself—to himself and to the Borg.
Cepheid variables are named after the constellation Cepheus.
Berkeley 59 and NGC 7822 are located in the constellation of Cepheus at a distance of about 3,300 light-years from Earth.
Moreover from Arcadia came Amphidamas and Cepheus, who inhabited Tegea and the allotment of Apheidas, two sons of Aleus; and Ancaeus followed them as the third, whom his father Lycurgus sent, the brother older than both.
Gravity is what the ROSAT (Roentgen Satellite) detected last April when it snapped X-ray pictures of three galaxies, 150 million light-years away, beyond the constellation Cepheus.
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