from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The pole star, a trinary star in the constellation Ursa Minor that currently lies close to the north celestial pole; Alpha (α) Ursae Minoris
- proper n. A type of U.S. ballistic missile, capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and designed to be launched from a submarine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The polestar. See North star, under north.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The pole-star.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
New Latin (Stēlla) Polāris, polar (star), from Latin polus, pole; see pole1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin Stella polaris, "pole star" (Wiktionary)