Definition of Polestar

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 Polestar

1. n. Polaris, or the north star. See North star, under North.

Definition of Polestar

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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Polestar

1. a guiding principle [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Polestar

polemonium
polemoniums
polemoscope
polemoscopes
polemy
polenta
polentalike
polentas
polepiece
polepieces
poler
polers
poles
poles apart
polesitter
polestar (current term)
polestars
poleward
polewards
polewig
polewigs
poley
poleyn
poleyns
poleys
polhemusite
poli lienalis inferior et superior
poli renalis inferior et superior
polianite
policate

Literary usage of Polestar

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

1. The Principles of Aërography by Alexander McAdie (1917)
"55 the record for the night shows that the sky was entirely clear and not only the polestar but other star trails are continuous. ..."

2. The Principles of Aërography by Alexander McAdie (1917)
"55 the record for the night shows that the sky was entirely clear and not only the polestar but other star trails are continuous. ..."

3. Appletons' Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events (1875)
"... any of the public servants. tone of the Union and its noble defenders is sacred, »ad ought to be steadily and publicly kept in view, is the polestar of ..."

4. Mathematical Geography by Willis Ernest Johnson (1907)
"always like a chair, and both always on opposite sides of the polestar? ... Make a sketch of the Big Dipper and the polestar, recording the date and time of ..."

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