the Milky Way

noun

Definition of the Milky Way

1 : a broad band of light that can be seen in the night sky and that is caused by the light of a very large number of faint stars
2 : the galaxy in which we live that contains the stars that make up the Milky Way

Comments on the Milky Way

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

WORD OF THE DAY

one from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

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!