Definition of Milky

1. Adjective. Resembling milk in color not clear. "Milky glass"

Exact synonyms: Milklike, Whitish
Similar to: Opaque
Derivative terms: Milk

Definition of Milky

1. a. Consisting of, or containing, milk.

Definition of Milky

1. Adjective. Resembling milk in color/colour or consistency. ¹

2. Adjective. (''colour science, informal'') Of the black in an image, appearing as dark grey/gray rather than black. ¹

3. Adjective. (colloquial) Cowardly. Possibly coined by Graham Greene in the novel ''Brighton Rock'' (1938). ¹

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Definition of Milky

1. resembling or suggestive of milk [adj MILKIER, MILKIEST]

Medical Definition of Milky

1. 1. Consisting of, or containing, milk. "Pails high foaming with a milky flood." (Pope) 2. Like, or somewhat like, milk; whitish and turbid; as, the water is milky. "Milky juice." 3. Yielding milk. "Milky mothers." 4. Mild; tame; spiritless. "Has friendship such a faint and milky heart?" (Shak) Milky Way. See Galaxy. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Milky

milkweed bug
milkweed bugs
milkweed family
milkwort family
milky (current term)
milky ascites
milky quartz
milky stork
milky storks
milky urine
mill about
mill agent
mill around

Literary usage of Milky

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1906)
"Suggestions for a theory of the milky Way and the Clouds of Magellan. By ARTHUR R. HINKS, MA, Trinity College. [Read 13 November 1905. ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1898)
"Those who have seen some of the milky Way photographs taken with the regular ... The extraordinary complexity of structure of the milky Way is brought out ..."

3. Cosmos: A Sketch of a Physical Description of the Universe by Alexander von Humboldt (1864)
"J The milky way composed of nebula?, does not belong to our starry stratum, but surrounds it at a great distance without being physically connected with it, ..."

4. The Geography of the Heavens, and Class Book of Astronomy: Accompanied by a by Elijah Hinsdale Burritt, Thomas Dick (1849)
"The bright circle of light called the milky Way, which sweeps round the entire circuit of the heavens, and which to the naked eye appears only faintly ..."

5. Traditions of the Skidi Pawnee by George Amos Dorsey (1904)
"THE milky WAY.n8 The dead go to a star in the north, at the end of the milky Way, and thence southward, to another star at the southern end. ..."

6. Memoirs of the American Folk-lore Society by American Folklore Society (1904)
"THE milky WAY."ยป The dead go to a star in the north, at the end of the milky Way, and thence southward, to another star at the southern end. ..."

7. An Introduction to Astronomy by Forest Ray Moulton (1906)
"whatever toward a condensation in the region of the milky Way. While the brighter stars have on the average larger proper motions than the faint ones, ..."

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