Definition of Polar star

1. Noun. The brightest star in Ursa Minor; at the end of the handle of the Little Dipper; the northern axis of the earth points toward it.

Definition of Polar star

1. Noun. (alternative form of pole star) ¹

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Medical Definition of Polar star

1. One of the figures forming the diaster. Synonym: polar star. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polar Star

polar hare
polar ice
polar lobe
polar moment of inertia
polar mutation
polar night
polar opposite
polar opposition
polar plasm
polar plates
polar presentation
polar question
polar questions
polar ring
polar solvents
polar star (current term)
polar stratospheric cloud
polar zone

Literary usage of Polar star

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

1. Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa by Edward Daniel Clarke (1817)
"... called the Acropolis —Antient Tumuli—Probable Origin of the supposed Acropolis—Observations by the polar star—Journey to the Source of the Mender—Basalt ..."

2. The Miscellaneous and Posthumous Works of Henry Thomas Buckle by Henry Thomas Buckle (1872)
"... of the needle was not to the polar star, bul to some fixed and invisible point. The variation was not caused therefore, by any fallacy in the compass, ..."

3. Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New by Alexander von Humboldt, Aimé Bonpland (1822)
"... that he had discovered by certain movements of the polar star. that the coast of Faria and the neighbouring sea were elevated like a vast table-land ..."

4. The Geography of the Heavens and Class Book of Astronomy: Accompanied by a by Elijah Hinsdale Burritt, Thomas Dick (1838)
"This will have the effect, apparently, of elevating the present polar star to twice its present altitude, or 47°. Wherefore, at the expiration of half the ..."

5. The Geography of the Heavens, and Class-book of Astronomy: Accompanied by a by Elijah Hinsdale Burritt, Thomas Dick, Hiram Mattison (1850)
"It is nsed, in connection with observations on the polar star, for determining the ... It is generally sopposed that the North polar star, so called, ..."

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