World English Dictionary
constellation (ˌkɒnstɪˈleɪʃən)
1.  a.  any of the 88 groups of stars as seen from the earth and the solar system, many of which were named by the ancient Greeks after animals, objects, or mythological persons
 b.  an area on the celestial sphere containing such a group
2.  a gathering of brilliant or famous people or things
3.  psychoanal a group of ideas felt to be related
[C14: from Late Latin constellātiō, from Latin com- together + stella star]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Previous Definition: constellation
Next Definition: constellations
Words Near: constellational
More from
Synonyms and Antonyms for constellational
More from
Search for articles containing constellational
More from Translator Word FAQs presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature