Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One of the Dioscuri.
  • noun A double star in the constellation Gemini, approximately 33 light years from Earth and of roughly equal brightness with Castor.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An orange star of magnitude 1.2 (β, Geminorum) in the head of the following twin.
  • noun In meteorology See Castor and Pollux, 2.
  • noun [lowercase] A rare mineral found with castor (petalite) in the island of Elba, Italy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Astron.) A fixed star of the second magnitude, in the constellation Gemini. Cf. 3d castor.
  • noun (Min.) Same as Pollucite.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun Greek mythology One of the Dioscuri, son of Tyndarus and Leda, brother of Castor.
  • proper noun astronomy A star in the constellation Gemini; beta (β) Geminorum.

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

  • noun the brightest star in Gemini; close to Castor

Etymologies

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

[Latin Pollūx, from Greek Poludeukēs.]

Examples

  • The name Pollux is based on the twins Pollux and Castor of

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  • The name Pollux is based on the twins Pollux and Castor of

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  • 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.”

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  • 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.”

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  • 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:

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  • 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:

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  • 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:

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  • 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 Emperor — Volume 04

  • 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 Emperor — Volume 04

  • 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.

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