Simple Definition of galaxy
astronomy : any one of the very large groups of stars that make up the universe
the Galaxy : the galaxy in which we live
: a large group of important or well-known people or things
Full Definition of galaxy
1 a often capitalized : milky way galaxy —used with the b : any of the very large groups of stars and associated matter that are found throughout the universe
2 a : an assemblage of brilliant or notable persons or things <a galaxy of artists> b : world 11 <remained galaxies apart on the issue — Newsweek>
Examples of galaxy
The event was attended by a galaxy of artists.
<they're a galaxy apart when it comes to politics>
Origin of galaxy
Middle English galaxie, galaxias, from Late Latin galaxias, from Greek, from galakt-, gala milk; akin to Latin lac milk
First Known Use: 14th century
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