from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to a galaxy, especially the Milky Way.
  • adj. Of enormous size; immense.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or causing the secretion of milk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to milk, or the secretion of milk.
  • adj. Relating to a galaxy.
  • adj. Enormous (in size or impact).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to milk; got from milk.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the galaxy or Milky Way.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to milk; obtained from milk; lactic.
  • In astronomy, pertaining to the Galaxy or Milky Way.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. inconceivably large
  • adj. of or relating to a galaxy (especially our galaxy the Milky Way)


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  • (adj) of, like or pertaining to or obtained from milk

    hence, milky way

    February 18, 2009