Galaxy synonyms

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The dark areas in the Milky Way galaxy are dark nebulae, which block the light from distant stars.
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A visible, thinly spread cloud of interstellar gas and dust. Some nebulae are the remnants of a supernova explosion, others are gravity-induced condensations of the gases in the interstellar medium which in certain cases may become a site for the formation of new stars. The term was formerly used of any hazy, seemingly cloudlike object, including what are now recognized as other galaxies beyond the Milky Way; it is restricted now to actual clouds of gas and dust within our own galaxy. &diamf3; Nebulae are generally classified as bright or dark. Among the bright nebulae are cold clouds that reflect light from nearby stars ( reflection nebulae ) and hot, ionized clouds that glow with their own light ( emission nebulae ). Dark nebulae—cold clouds that absorb the passing light from background stars—are called absorption nebulae .
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Any of several plants usually having a long slender inflorescence, such as galax.
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A large system of stars
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(Astronomy) A group of gravitationally bound stars and other material (such as nebulae and planets), conventionally with one generation of similarly aged stars from the same pre-stellar nebula.
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Any brilliant group, as of persons
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The sum of everything that exists in the cosmos, including time and space itself; same as the Universe.
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Any brilliant group, as of persons
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(astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust
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tufted evergreen perennial herb having spikes of tiny white flowers and glossy green round to heart-shaped leaves that become coppery to maroon or purplish in fall
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A low perennial Eurasian herb (Tussilago farfara) in the composite family, naturalized in parts of North America and having dandelionlike flower heads and large, hoof-shaped basal leaves.
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A group of 16th century French poets who sought to enrich the French language
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A very large, extended cluster of galaxies.
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The best or most skilled members of a group:
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Cephus - King of Ethiopia or Andromeda's Father
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A meeting or get-together; a party or social function.
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(Astronomy) A galaxy where a significant fraction of the energy output is not emitted by the normal components of a galaxy.
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An evergreen perennial plant (Galax urceolata) of the eastern United States, having a rosette of glossy, heart-shaped leaves and tall spikelike racemes of small white flowers.
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tufted evergreen perennial herb having spikes of tiny white flowers and glossy green round to heart-shaped leaves that become coppery to maroon or purplish in fall
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Any of numerous large-scale collections of stars, gas, and dust that make up the visible universe. Galaxies are held together by the gravitational attraction of the material contained within them, and most are organized around a galactic nucleus into elliptical or spiral shapes, with a small percentage of galaxies classed as irregular in shape. A galaxy may range in diameter from some hundreds of light-years for the smallest dwarfs to hundreds of thousands of light-years for the largest ellipticals, and may contain from a few million to several trillion stars. Many galaxies are grouped into clusters, with the clusters themselves often grouped into larger superclusters.
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Find another word for galaxy. In this page you can discover 33 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for galaxy, like: milky-way, nebula, wandflower, cosmic system, quasar, star-cluster, assemblage of celebrities, universe, starburst, brilliant company and extragalactic nebula.