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1. galaxy

noun. ['ˈgæləksi'] a splendid assemblage (especially of famous people).

Synonyms

  • accumulation
  • assemblage
  • collection

Antonyms

  • flora
  • defense
  • prosecution
  • artifact

Etymology

  • galaxie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • galaxias (Latin)

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Rhymes with Galaxy

  • alexi
  • alexy
  • apoplexy
  • biloxi
  • boxy
  • brixey
  • cooksey
  • craxi
  • dixie
  • dixy
  • doxey
  • doxie
  • doxy
  • elxsi
  • epoxy
  • flexi
  • folksy
  • foxy
  • heterodoxy
  • hoxie

How do you pronounce galaxy?

Pronounce galaxy as ˈgæləksi.

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Sentences with galaxy


1. Noun, singular or mass
A scientist studies these clusters to learn about the history of the galaxy.

Quotes about galaxy


1. The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy also mentions alcohol. It says that the best drink in existence is the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, the effect of which is like having your brains smashed out with a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick.
- Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

2. It's a lazy Saturday afternoon, there's a couple lying naked in bed reading Encyclopediea Brittannica to each other, and arguing about whether the Andromeda Galaxy is more 'numinous' than the Ressurection. Do they know how to have a good time, or don't they?
- Carl Sagan

3. There’s as many atoms in a single molecule of your DNA as there are stars in the typical galaxy. We are, each of us, a little universe.
- Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos

2. galaxy

noun. ['ˈgæləksi'] 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.

Synonyms

  • coltsfoot
  • herb
  • herbaceous plant
  • Galax urceolata
  • genus Galax
  • beetleweed
  • wandflower

Antonyms

  • national
  • natural object
  • inactivity
  • finish

Etymology

  • galaxie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • galaxias (Latin)

3. galaxy

noun. ['ˈgæləksi'] (astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust.

Synonyms

  • aggregation
  • spiral galaxy
  • universe
  • Milky Way Galaxy
  • cosmic dust
  • collection
  • spiral nebula
  • existence
  • world
  • Milky Way System
  • creation
  • star
  • macrocosm
  • Great Attractor
  • extragalactic nebula
  • accumulation
  • assemblage
  • cosmos

Antonyms

  • impossibility
  • nonexistence
  • absence
  • nonexistent

Etymology

  • galaxie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • galaxias (Latin)
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