from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See Sirius.
- n. See Procyon.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A bluish-white star in the constellation Canis Major; Alpha (α) Canis Majoris. A vertex of the Winter Triangle and the brightest star in the night sky. It is actually a binary star with a white dwarf companion star.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Sirius, a star of the constellation Canis Major, or the Greater Dog, and the brightest star in the heavens; -- called also Canicula, and, in astronomical charts, α Canis Majoris. See dog days.
- n. See in the Vocabulary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Sirius or Canicula, a star of the first magnitude in the constellation Canis Major, the heliacal rising of which (see heliacal) occurring in the hottest part of the year gave name to the dog-days (which see). See also Canicula, and cut under Canis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the brightest star in the sky; in Canis Major
The dog here is actually the Dog Star, which is also called "Sirius."
The next of the fixed stars and the brightest in all the heavens is that which we call _Sirius_ or the Dog Star.
At equal distances there are solid pedestals, upon the tops of which stood originally colossal statues of Sirius, Litrator Anubis, or Dog Star.
= Probably Sirius, the Dog Star, under whose ascendency, according to ancient beliefs, epidemic diseases prevailed.
Sirius or the Dog Star, the friend of Osiris was --, 376-l.
Sirius, the Dog Star, named because it gave warning of the overflow,
Sothis, the Dog Star, fixed the beginning of the Egyptian New Year,
Children of the Dog Star and an adaptation of Maurice Gee's
They are called that because it gets so hot that the Dog Star, Lassie, can't find Timmy, the Boy Star, after the cave-in down at the old mine.
Atenism, The Dog Star, Fallout, and The Birds of Paradise (HD)