Definition of Auriga

1. Noun. A conspicuous constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Great Bear and Orion at edge of Milky Way.

Exact synonyms: Charioteer
Member holonyms: Capella, Epsilon Aurigae
Generic synonyms: Constellation



Definition of Auriga

1. n. The Charioteer, or Wagoner, a constellation in the northern hemisphere, situated between Perseus and Gemini. It contains the bright star Capella.

Definition of Auriga

1. Proper noun. (constellation) A winter constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a charioteer. It includes the star Capella. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Auriga

1. The Charioteer, or Wagoner, a constellation in the northern hemisphere, situated between Perseus and Gemini. It contains the bright star Capella. Origin: L, charioteer. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Auriga

auriculoventricular interval
auricupride
aurid
auride
aurides
auriferous
aurification
aurifications
aurified
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auriflamme
auriflammes
auriform
aurify
aurifying
auriga
aurigal
aurigation
aurigraphy
aurin
aurintricarboxylic acid
auriphrygiate
auripigment
auripigments
auris
auris externa
auris interna
auris media
auriscalp
auriscalpium

Literary usage of Auriga

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1. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific by Astronomical Society of the Pacific (1892)
"The discovery of a new star in the constellation Auriga has been the astronomical event of the year. Never before were all the available resources of so ..."

2. The Geography of the Heavens, and Class Book of Astronomy: Accompanied by a by Elijah Hinsdale Burritt, Thomas Dick (1849)
"Auriga. THE Charioteer, called also the Wagoner, is represented on the ... The whole number of visible stars in Auriga is sixty-six, including one of the ..."

3. Star Lore of All Ages: A Collection of Myths, Legends, and Facts Concerning by William Tyler Olcott (1911)
"On the Assyrian tablets Auriga was the "Chariot," and in accordance with this in Graeco-Babylonian times the constellation ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1892)
"A List of the Presents received was laid on the table, and thanks rdered for them. The following Papers were read :— , " On the New Star in Auriga. ..."

5. The Observatory (1892)
"On the New Star in Auriga. ... I learnt that a new star had been discovered in the constellation Auriga, and that photographs had been obtained at Greenwich ..."

6. A Compendium of Astronomy: Containing the Elements of the Science by Denison Olmsted (1866)
"PERSEUS is bounded N. by Cassiopeia, E. by Auriga, S. by Taurus, and W. by Andromeda. The figure extends from north to south, and is represented by a giant ..."

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