American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A star of the second magnitude, at the end of the handle of the Little Dipper and almost at the north celestial pole. Also called North Star, polar star, polestar.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The pole-star.
- n. astronomy The pole star, a trinary star in the constellation Ursa Minor that currently lies close to the north celestial pole; Alpha (α) Ursae Minoris
- n. A type of U.S. ballistic missile, capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and designed to be launched from a submarine.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Astron.) The polestar. See North star, under north.
- n. the brightest star in Ursa Minor; at the end of the handle of the Little Dipper; the northern axis of the earth points toward it
- From Latin Stella polaris, "pole star" (Wiktionary)
- New Latin (Stēlla) Polāris, polar (star), from Latin polus, pole; see pole1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Then swelling into a roar, there was one word chanted over and over -- "_Polaris -- Polaris -- Polaris_ ....”
“He said relying on the submarine-launched nuclear missiles just then coming into production under the name Polaris could remove the U.S. landmass as an inevitable first strike target and virtually make a first strike incapable of degrading our retaliatory deterrent capacity.”
“East West Bancorp Inc. and Kansas City Southern, and added to positions in Polaris Industries Inc. and Cabela's Inc.Mr. Mulholland still holds all of them and says he typically holds onto shares for three to five years.”
“And Polaris is all about conversation, so why not use its brilliant conflict and negotiation system?”
“At the front door she called Polaris, who accompanied her to the office.”
“In 2008, Czerneda was awarded the Science in Society Award (Youth) for Polaris from the Science Writers Ass'n of Canada.”
“Astronomers in 4,000 BC, for example, noted that the axis pointed to the handle of the Big Dipper (part of the constellation Ursa Major), not Polaris, which is the end of the handle of the Little Dipper (part of the constellation Ursa Minor).”
“When Lorna was introduced, she got coded as Polaris a reference to her magnetic powers--compasses point North, to the Pole, which points to the North Star, aka Polaris***.”
“The transmission is being aimed at the North Star, Polaris, which is located 431 light years away from Earth.”
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