Definition of Little bear
1. Noun. A constellation outside the zodiac that rotates around the North Star.
Generic synonyms: Constellation
Terms within: Dipper, Little Dipper
Member holonyms: North Star, Polar Star, Polaris, Pole Star, Polestar
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Little Bear
Literary usage of Little bear
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1. Popular Astronomy: A General Description of the Heavens by Camille Flammarion (1894)
"This is the little bear, or the Little Chariot, also formed of seven stars. The star to which our line leads us—that which is at the tip of the tail of the ..."
2. Report by United States Board on Geographic Names, United States Geographic Board (1916)
"little bear; Creek, Ts. 3 and 4 S., Rs. 4 and 5 E., tributary to Rear Creek from the south, Gallatin County, Mont. little bear; see ..."