Definition of Galileo galilei
1. Noun. Italian astronomer and mathematician who was the first to use a telescope to study the stars; demonstrated that different weights descend at the same rate; perfected the refracting telescope that enabled him to make many discoveries (1564-1642).
Generic synonyms: Astronomer, Stargazer, Uranologist
Derivative terms: Galilean
Lexicographical Neighbors of Galileo Galilei
Literary usage of Galileo galilei
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A History of Modern Philosophy: A Sketch of the History of Philosophy from by Harald Høffding (1908)
"... CHAPTER IV galileo galilei WHEN, some years after Kepler's death, Galilei says in a letter that while he has always regarded Kepler's as a free (perhaps ..."
2. A Beginner's History of Philosophy by Herbert Ernest Cushman (1911)
"... of the soul from the explanation of the body of man, just as God had been pushed into the background of the universe. galileo galilei (1564-1641). ..."
3. The Intellectual Rise in Electricity: A History by Park Benjamin (1895)
"Galileo, it seems, for the purpose of repeating Gilbert's experiments, had prepared galileo galilei.1 for himself a lodestone weighing about half a pound ..."
4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... "galileo galilei") : " The Church never condemned it (the Copernican system) at all, for the Qualifiers of the Holy Office never mean the Church ". ..."
5. Five-minute Declamations edited by Walter K. Fobes (1885)
"galileo galilei. EDWARD EVERETT. THERE is much in every way in the city of Florence to excite the curiosity, kindle the imagination, and gratify the taste ..."