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[an-drom-i-duh] /ænˈdrɒm ɪ də/
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[an-drom-i-duh] /ænˈdrɒm ɪ də/
noun, genitive Andromedae
[an-drom-i-dee] /ænˈdrɒm ɪˌdi/ (Show IPA),
for 2.
Classical Mythology. an Ethiopian princess, the daughter of Cassiopeia and wife of Perseus, by whom she had been rescued from a sea monster.
Astronomy. the Chained Lady, a northern constellation between Pisces and Cassiopeia. Unabridged
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  • The western star, in the head of andromeda, lies in the equinoctial colure.

    Letters on Astronomy Denison Olmsted
  • A star of the first magnitude in the constellation of andromeda.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • So they led andromeda to the base of a sea-washed crag, and riveted her white arms with chains of brass to the black rock.

  • It was Phineus, he who had been betrothed to andromeda, yet who had not dared to strike a blow for her rescue.

    A Book of Myths Jean Lang
  • He then sprang ashore and loosed the bonds of andromeda, who greeted him with words of thanks and looks of love.

  • With this much to go on, though, we could go to andromeda, fighting all the way.

    Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith
  • I went out there early this morning, meaning to make them talk and tell me what's what on the andromeda.

    Pirates' Hope Francis Lynde
British Dictionary definitions for andromeda


(Greek myth) the daughter of Cassiopeia and wife of Perseus, who saved her from a sea monster


noun (Latin genitive) Andromedae (ænˈdrɒmɪˌdiː)
a constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Cassiopeia and Pegasus, the three brightest stars being of the second magnitude. It contains the Andromeda Galaxy a spiral galaxy 2.2 million light years away
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Word Origin and History for andromeda


constellation, 1667 (earlier Andromece, mid-15c.); in classical mythology the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, from Greek, literally "mindful of her husband," from andros, genitive of aner "man" (see anthropo-) + medesthai "to be mindful of, think on," related to medea (neuter plural) "counsels, plans, devices, cunning" (and source of the name Medea).

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andromeda in Science
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Perseus and Pegasus. It contains a spiral-shaped galaxy that, at a distance of 2.2 million light-years, is the farthest celestial object visible to the naked eye.
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