|Ursa Major (ˈɜːsə ˈmeɪdʒə)|
|—n , Latin genitive Ursae Majoris|
|the Great Bear, Also called: the Bear an extensive conspicuous constellation in the N hemisphere, visible north of latitude 40°. The seven brightest stars form the Plough. A line through the two brightest stars points to the Pole Star lying in Ursa Minor|
|[Latin: greater bear]|
|Ursa Major (ûr'sə) Pronunciation Key
A constellation in the polar region of the Northern Hemisphere near Draco and Leo. Ursa Major (the Great Bear) contains the seven stars that form the Big Dipper.