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the Seven Sisters (Greek mythology)

Definition:

the 7 daughters of Atlas and half-sisters of the Hyades; placed among the stars to save them from the pursuit of Orion

Class:

person noun (people)

Usage:

plural

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

Sterope

Synonyms:

Pleiades [plural]

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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Seven Sisters [disambiguation]

the common name for the Pleiades, a star cluster named for mythological characters. Seven Sisters may also refer to: Pleiades (Greek mythology), seven sisters who are companions of Artemis in Greek mythology | Pleiades in folklore and literature, ... (37 of 664 words, 41 definitions)

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Oxford Dictionary:

Seven Sisters | the Seven Sisters

Syllabification: (Sev·en Sis·ters) ("the Seven Sisters") | [astronomy] : the star cluster of the Pleiades. | a group of women's (or formerly women's) ... (21 of 64 words, 3 definitions)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

Pleiades [astronomy]

open cluster of young stars in the zodiacal constellation Taurus, about 430 light-years from the solar system. It contains a large amount of bright ... (24 of 164 words, 2 images)

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Pleiades [Greek mythology]

in Greek mythology, the seven daughters of the Titan Atlas and the Oceanid Pleione: Maia, Electra, Taygete, Celaeno, Alcyone, Sterope, and Merope. ... (22 of 125 words)

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Collins Dictionary:

Pleiades

[Greek mythology] the seven daughters of Atlas, placed as stars in the sky ... | a young conspicuous open star cluster approximately 370 light years ... (24 of 427 words, 2 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/pleiades

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Pleiades

in astronomy, famous open star cluster in the constellation Taurus; cataloged as M45. The cluster consists of some 500 stars, has a diameter of 35 ... (25 of 141 words, pronunciation)

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Pleiades

in Greek mythology, seven daughters of Atlas and the nymph Pleione. According to one legend they were the attendants of Artemis and were changed into ... (25 of 62 words)

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Random House Dictionary:

Pleiades

[classical mythology] seven daughters of Atlas and half sisters of the ... | [astronomy] a conspicuous group or cluster of stars in the constellation ... (23 of 65 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/pleiades

New World Dictionary:

Pleiades

sing. "Pleiad" | Pleiades, the [Greek mythology] the seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione, placed by Zeus among the stars | a cluster of stars in the ... (25 of 62 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pleiades

American Heritage Dictionary:

Pleiades

[Greek mythology] The seven daughters of Atlas (Maia, Electra, Celaeno, Taygeta, Merope, Alcyone, and Sterope), who were metamorphosed into stars. | ... (20 of 57 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pleiades

Merriam-Webster:

Pleiades [plural]

the seven daughters of Atlas turned into a group of stars in Greek mythology | a conspicuous cluster of stars in the constellation Taurus that ... (24 of 57 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/pleiades

Wiktionary:

Pleiades | Seven Sisters [synonym, sense-specific]

[Greek mythology] The "seven sisters", companions of Artemis and daughters of the Titan Atlas and the sea-nymph Pleione. | [astronomy] An open cluster of hot blue stars in the constellation Taurus, and the most easily visible such cluster from Earth. (39 of 49 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Pleiades

Macmillan British Dictionary:

nymph [countable] | nymphs [plural]

[literary] in ancient Greek and Roman stories, one of the female spirits who live in rivers, mountains, or forests ; [literary] a young woman | ... (24 of 60 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/nymph

Cambridge Dictionary:

nymph

(in ancient Greek and Roman traditional stories) a goddess or spirit in the form of a young woman, living in a tree, river, mountain, etc. (25 of 31 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/nymph

Encarta Dictionary:

Pleiades | Seven Sisters [astronomy, mythology]

in Greek mythology, the seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione who were pursued by Orion and were turned into a constellation to escape him | a cluster ... (26 of 70 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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