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NORTH STAR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does North Star mean? 

NORTH STAR (noun)
  The noun NORTH STAR has 1 sense:

1. the brightest star in Ursa Minor; at the end of the handle of the little dipper; the northern axis of the earth points toward it

  Familiarity information: NORTH STAR used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NORTH STAR (noun)


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Meaning:

The brightest star in Ursa Minor; at the end of the handle of the little dipper; the northern axis of the earth points toward it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

North Star; polar star; Polaris; pole star; polestar

Instance hypernyms:

loadstar; lodestar (guiding star; a star that is used as a reference point in navigation of astronomy)

variable; variable star (a star that varies noticeably in brightness)

Holonyms ("North Star" is a member of...):

Little Bear; Ursa Minor (a constellation outside the zodiac that rotates around the North Star)

Dipper; Little Dipper (a cluster of seven stars in Ursa Minor; at the end of the dipper's handle is Polaris)


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