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Meaning & Definition of Galaxy in English

English

Galaxy

/gæləksi/

noun

1. A splendid assemblage (especially of famous people)

    synonym:
  • galaxy

2. 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

    synonym:
  • galax
  • ,
  • galaxy
  • ,
  • wandflower
  • ,
  • beetleweed
  • ,
  • coltsfoot
  • ,
  • Galax urceolata

3. (astronomy) a collection of star systems

  • Any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust
  • "`extragalactic nebula' is a former name for `galaxy'"
    synonym:
  • galaxy
  • ,
  • extragalactic nebula

Examples of using

Many stars are forming within the galaxy.
Our galaxy is called the Milky Way.