American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The brightest star in the constellation Lyra.
- Vega, Lope de 1562-1635. Spanish playwright whose enormous body of works, including Fuenteovejuna (c. 1619), established the national drama of Spain. Nearly 500 of his more than 2,000 plays are extant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tract of ground, low, flat, and moist. This word is confined chiefly to Spain and Cuba; in the latter it often denotes a ‘tobacco-field.’
- n. A star of the first magnitude in the northern constellation Lyra; adjective Lyræ.
- n. astronomy The brightest star in the constellation Lyra; Alpha (α) Lyrae. It forms one corner of the Summer Triangle.
- n. Hispanic surname and placename, usually preceded by la or de la in the singular, or by las or de las in the plural (e.g., Las Vegas).
- n. An automobile that was manufactured by Chevrolet Motor Division of General Motors Corporation from 1970 to 1977.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Astron.) A brilliant star of the first magnitude, the brightest of those constituting the constellation Lyra.
- n. Sp. Amer. & Phil. Islands An open tract of ground; a plain, esp. one which is moist and fertile, as those used for tobacco fields.
- n. prolific Spanish playwright (1562-1635)
- n. the brightest star in the constellation Lyra
- From Spanish vega "meadow, fertile lowland", from pre-Roman Iberian vaica or baika (meadow), from Iberian ibai (river). (Wiktionary)
- Medieval Latin, from Arabic (an-nasr) al-wāqi', the falling (eagle), Vega : al-, the + wāqi', falling, active participle of waqa'a, to fall; see wqʿ in Semitic roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Born in southern California late in the eighteenth century, Diego de la Vega is a child of two worlds: his father is an aristocratic Spanish landowner; his mother, a Shoshone warrior.”
“Like a flash of lightning out of a clear sky the name Vega suddenly presented itself to his inner vision.”
“After days of this I called Vega in a bit of a panic.”
“Speaking of fanboys, the History Channel is also running a promotional sweepstakes where the winner will get to meet William Shatner at a Star Trek con in Vega$.”
“Larry Flynt's estranged daughter Tonya Flynt-Vega is demanding that the Justice Department take tougher action against porn sites, particularly those depicting incest or pedophilia.”
“Ms. Flynt-Vega is not to be confused with Theresa Flynt-Gaerke, who is credited with having developed the popular chain of Hustler retail stores.”
“She told him that the Chinese call the Milky Way the Heavenly River, and that the Spinning Girl referred to in the story is none other than the beautiful big star in Lyra which we call Vega, while the Cow-herd is Altair in Aquila.”
“The word Vega itself is from Wega, which itself is a loose derivative of the word wāqi, which means "falling", via the phrase النسر الواقع an-nasr al-wāqi ”
“Elizabeth de la Vega is a former federal prosecutor with more than twenty years’ experience.”
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