the Little Dipper

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the Little Dipper

US
: a group of seven stars including the North Star in the northern sky that forms the shape of a dipper or ladle and that is smaller than the Big Dipper

Word by Word Definitions

little play
  1. : not big: such as

  2. : small in size or extent : tiny

  3. : young

  1. : in only a small quantity or degree : slightly

  2. : not at all

  3. : rarely, infrequently

  1. : a small amount, quantity, or degree

  2. : a short time

  3. : a short distance

dipper play
  1. : one that dips: such as

  2. : a worker who dips articles

  3. : something (such as a long-handled cup) used for dipping


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