Definition of "galaxy" [gal•ax•y]

  • (noun) Any of numerous large-scale aggregates of stars, gas, and dust that constitute the universe, containing an average of 100 billion (1011) solar masses and ranging in diameter from 1,500 to 300,000 light-years. Also called nebula.
  • (noun) The Milky Way.
  • (noun) An assembly of brilliant, glamorous, or distinguished persons or things: a galaxy of theatrical performers.

Use "galaxy" in a sentence

  • "The term galaxy comes from the Greek root galakt, which means "milk" (a reference to our own Milky Way)."
  • "At the centre of the galaxy is a strange zone called the Void, protected by an Event Horizon."
  • "Believing in the existence of intelligent life elsewhere in the galaxy is another matter."

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