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

  • adjective Of or relating to a galaxy, especially the Milky Way.
  • adjective Of enormous size; immense.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to milk; got from milk.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to the galaxy or Milky Way.
  • adjective (Astron.) the great circle of the heavens, to which the course of the galaxy most nearly conforms.
  • adjective the poles of the galactic circle.

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

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

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

  • adjective inconceivably large
  • adjective 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