American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Greek Mythology One of the Dioscuri.
- n. Greek Mythology A bright star in the constellation Gemini.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An orange star of magnitude 1.2 (
β, Geminorum) in the head of the following twin.
- n. In meteorology See Castor and Pollux, 2.
- n. [lowercase] A rare mineral found with castor (petalite) in the island of Elba, Italy. It occurs in isometric crystals and massive; it is colorless and has a vitreous luster, and is essentially a silicate of aluminium and cæsium.
- n. Greek mythology One of the Dioscuri, son of Tyndarus and Leda, brother of Castor.
- n. astronomy A star in the constellation Gemini; beta (β) Geminorum.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Astron.) A fixed star of the second magnitude, in the constellation Gemini. Cf. 3d castor.
- n. (Min.) Same as Pollucite.
- n. the brightest star in Gemini; close to Castor
- Latin Pollūx, from Greek Poludeukēs. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The name Pollux is based on the twins Pollux and Castor of”
“He looked into the hat as he continued speaking, “but I was given to understand that the owner of the Pollux was a shorter individual, in his mid- to late thirties and with less fur—a man named Eric.””
“When she came close up to the screen to call Pollux, the woman, who was certainly sitting to him as a model, spoke louder than before, and called out merrily:”
“The mission consists of two microsatellites with the same size but different masses sent into orbit at the same time: the lighter satellite known as Pollux, and the heavier satellite, Castor.”
“ Safe thro 'Pollux' aid or Castor, alike entreated;”
“Safe thro 'Pollux' aid or Castor, alike entreated; (65)”
“You can't assign the name "Pollux" to two different computers.”
“Now in an adventure that takes them across Europe to an island off the coast of Greece, Castor and Pollux must track and capture this being before his rampant rage yields irreversible damage to the balance between Olympus and Earth.”
“I took the short walkway from the parking deck to the lobby of the Pollux, my movie palace, and smiled at the improvements.”
“At the start of every movie at the Pollux, back when it was open to the public, in addition to the cartoons, newsreels, and sometimes even local folks demonstrating their talents, there was always a sing-along and some organ music when the show was about to start and again after it was over.”
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