Little Dipper

noun

Definition of Little Dipper

: the seven principal stars in Ursa Minor

First Known Use of little dipper

1842

See Words from the same year

in the meaning defined above

NEW! Time Traveler

LITTLE DIPPER Defined for Kids

Little Dipper

noun

Definition of Little Dipper for Students

: a group of seven stars in the northern sky arranged in a form like a dipper with the North Star forming the tip of the handle


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Little Dipper? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

investment of mental or emotional energy

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks Quiz

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!