Definition of Galatea

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) a maiden who was first a sculpture created by Pygmalion and was brought to life by Aphrodite in answer to Pygmalion's prayers.

Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Mythical Being



Definition of Galatea

1. n. A kind of striped cotton fabric, usually of superior quality and striped with blue or red on white.

Definition of Galatea

1. Noun. a strong cotton fabric with diagonal twill weave ¹

2. Noun. a white cotton fabric with blue stripes ¹

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Definition of Galatea

1. a strong cotton fabric [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Galatea

galangal
galangals
galangas
galanin
galantamine
galanthamine
galanthophile
galanthophiles
galantine
galantines
galanty show
galapago
galapee tree
galaptin
galas
galatea (current term)
galateas
galatriaose
galatriaoses
galatrox
galavant
galavanted
galavanting
galavants
galax
galaxes
galaxian
galaxies
galaxiid
galaxiids

Literary usage of Galatea

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1. A Guide to the Best Fiction in English by William Winter, George Saintsbury, Ernest Albert Baker (1918)
""PYGMALION AND galatea." Mrs. Langtry's impersonation of galatea was first shown in New York on April 23, 1883, at the Fifth Avenue Theatre. ..."

2. A Dictionary of the Drama: A Guide to the Plays, Play-wrights, Players, and by William Davenport Adams (1904)
"(2) • galatea:' an opera by VICTOR MASSE, perform«! (for the nrst time in England) at the ... galatea of Oregon, Hiss. See Misa Galba the Gladiator. ..."

3. History of Spanish Literature by George Ticknor (1849)
"But whatever may have been the cause, Cervantes now wrote all he ever published of his galatea, which was licensed on the 1st of February, 1584, ..."

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