from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The muse of astronomy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Uraniinae.
- proper n. The Muse of astronomy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the nine Muses, daughter of Zeus by Mnemosyne, and patron of astronomy.
- n. A genus of large, brilliantly colored moths native of the West Indies and South America. Their bright colored and tailed hind wings and their diurnal flight cause them to closely resemble butterflies.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See the extract.
- n. In Greek myth, the Muse of astronomy and celestial forces, and the arbitress of fate, second only to Calliope in the company of the Muses.
- n. A genus of large and handsome diurnal moths, typical of the family Uraniidæ, as U. fulgens. Fabricius, 1808.
- n. In ornithology, a genus of humming-birds.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Greek mythology) the Muse of astronomy
- n. goddess of love; counterpart of Greek Aphrodite
Latin Ūrania, from Greek Ouraniā, from ouranos, heaven.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek Οὐρανία. (Wiktionary)