the Pole Star

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the Pole Star

: a bright star that can be seen in the sky in northern parts of the world when one looks directly toward the north

Word by Word Definitions

pole play
  1. : a long slender usually cylindrical object (such as a length of wood)

  2. : a shaft which extends from the front axle of a wagon between wheelhorses and by which the wagon is drawn : tongue

  3. : a long staff of wood, metal, or fiberglass used in the pole vault

  1. : to act upon with a pole

  2. : to impel or push with a pole

  3. : to propel a boat with a pole

  1. : either extremity of an axis of a sphere and especially of the earth's axis

  2. : either of two related opposites

  3. : a point of guidance or attraction

  1. : a native or inhabitant of Poland

  2. : a person of Polish descent

star play
  1. : a natural luminous body visible in the sky especially at night

  2. : a self-luminous gaseous spheroidal celestial body of great mass which produces energy by means of nuclear fusion reactions

  3. : a planet or a configuration of the planets that is held in astrology to influence one's destiny or fortune

  1. : to sprinkle or adorn with stars

  2. : to mark with a star as being preeminent

  3. : to mark with an asterisk

  1. : of, relating to, or being a star

  2. : of outstanding excellence : preeminent


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