Definition of Arcturus

1. Noun. The 4th brightest star and the brightest star in the constellation Bootes; 36 light-years from Earth.

Group relationships: Bootes
Generic synonyms: Giant, Giant Star



Definition of Arcturus

1. n. A fixed star of the first magnitude in the constellation Boötes.

Definition of Arcturus

1. Proper noun. (star) A bright yellow-orange star in the constellation Boötes; Alpha (?) Boötis. It is the third brightest star in the night sky. ¹

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Medical Definition of Arcturus

1. A fixed star of the first magnitude in the constellation Bootes. Arcturus has sometimes been incorrectly used as the name of the constellation, or even of Ursa Major. "Canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons [Rev. Ver., "the Bear with her train"]" (Job xxxviii. 32) Origin: L. Arcturus, Gr. Bearward, equiv. To; bear + ward, guard. See Arctic. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arcturus

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arctic willow
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arctiid
arctiid moth
arctiids
arctisca
arctite
arctogeal
arctoid
arctoidea
arctophile
arctophilia
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arcturus
arcual
arcuate
arcuate arteries of kidney
arcuate artery
arcuate artery of the kidney
arcuate crest
arcuate crest of arytenoid cartilage
arcuate eminence
arcuate fasciculus
arcuate fibres
arcuate fibres of cerebrum
arcuate line
arcuate line of ilium

Literary usage of Arcturus

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1. Poems by Walter Malone (1904)
"Arcturus. ONE night I lay within a prison cell, Disgraced, condemned, devoured by burning shame, Bearing with blushes a dishonored name; Both Hope and Pride ..."

2. A Text-book of Zoogeography by Frank Evers Beddard (1895)
"Distribution of Crustacean Arcturus as illustrative of connection between range and temperature. It is chiefly marine organisms which show a close ..."

3. A Monograph on the Isopods of North America by Harriet Richardson (1905)
"Genus Arcturus Latreille. Body slender, somewhat cylindrical in form, ... Anterior thoracic appendages without spines except on penultimate joint Arcturus ..."

4. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1897)
"The motto suggested for Arcturus was used on the title-page of the first ... I hope your Arcturus may indeed be "a fixed star of the first magnitude" as ..."

5. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed: In which the Most by John Sims (1818)
"2. p. 161. Jacq. Hort. Vindob. 2. p. 53. t. 107. CELSIA Arcturus; foliis ... of the Plants of the Berlin Garden, be not a mere variety of Arcturus. ..."

6. The Friendly Stars by Martha Evans Martin (1907)
"w Arcturus EARLY in the evening in March another bright star may be seen rising a ... This is Arcturus. To find it begin at the end of the handle of the Big ..."

7. Poems by Walter Malone (1904)
"Arcturus. ONE night I lay within a prison cell, Disgraced, condemned, devoured by burning shame, Bearing with blushes a dishonored name; Both Hope and Pride ..."

8. The Doctrine of the Deluge: Vindicating the Scriptural Account from the by Leveson Venables Vernon-Harcourt (1838)
"Job speaks of God as the maker of "Arcturus, Orion,and Pleiades, ... The Vulgate and the Chaldee Paraphrase render them Arcturus, Orion, and the Hyades ..."

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