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Big Dipper Explained

Big Dipper at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

Amer.Eng. name for the seven-star asterism (known in England as Charles' Wain; see Charles) in the constellation Ursa Major, first attested 1869, but certainly older than that. ///

big dipper at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C]
1 BrE old-fashioned a small railway in a funfair, with steep slopes and sharp curves to give an exciting ride:
2 the Big Dipper: AmE a group of seven bright stars seen only from northern parts of the world// British Equivalent: the Plough//

Big Dipper at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

96 Moby Thesaurus words for "Big Dipper":
Antlia, Antlia Pneumatica, Apus, Aquarius, Ara, Caela Sculptoris,
Caelum, Camelopardus, Cancer, Columba Noae, Corona Australis,
Corona Borealis, Corvus, Crater, Crux, Dorado, Draco, Equuleus,
Gemini, Grus, Hercules, Horologium, Hydra, Lacerta, Leo, Leo Minor,
Lepus, Libra, Little Dipper, Lupus, Lynx, Lyra, Malus, Mensa,
Microscopium, Monoceros, Musca, Norma, Northern Cross, Octans,
Ophiuchus, Orion, Pegasus, Phoenix, Reticulum, Sagittarius,
Scorpius, Sculptor, Scutum, Sextans, Southern Cross, Taurus,
Telescopium, Triangulum, Triangulum Australe, Tucana, Ursa Major,
Ursa Minor, Vela, Virgo, Volans, Vulpecula, the Balance, the Bull,
the Crane, the Cross, the Crow, the Cup, the Dragon, the Fly,
the Foal, the Hare, the Indian, the Lion, the Lizard, the Lynx,
the Lyre, the Mast, the Octant, the Rule, the Sails,
the Sea Serpent, the Serpent, the Serpent Bearer, the Sextant,
the Southern Crown, the Swan, the Table, the Telescope, the Toucan,
the Twins, the Unicorn, the Virgin, the Water Bearer, the Wolf,
the Wreath

big dipper at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

Big Dipper at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

Big Dipper
n 1: a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa
Major [syn: {Dipper}, {Plough}, {Charles's Wain}, {Wain},
2: elevated railway in an amusement park (usually with sharp
curves and steep inclines) [syn: {roller coaster}, {chute-the-chute}]

Big Dipper at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a
Inter: also » big dipper


Proper noun

Inter: en-proper noun » head=Big Dipper
  • Inter: constellatio » n A bright circumpolar asterism of the northern sky, said to resemble a ladle or cart. It is part of the constellation Ursa Major and includes the stars Mizar, Dubhe, and Alkaid.


    * Charles’ Wain
    • the Plough
    • the Wain


      Inter: trans-top » bright circumpolar asterism of the northern sky
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|北斗七星|tr=běidǒu qīxīng|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|北斗星|tr=běidǒu xīng|sc=Hani
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|Karlsvognen|c
    • Egyptian: Inter: tø » egy|ḫpš|sc=Egyp
    • : x*p:S-F24:N14-A40
    • Estonian: Inter: t+ » et|Suur Vanker
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|Otava
    • French: Inter: t- » fr|Grande Casserole|f, Inter: t- » fr|Grand Chariot|m
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Großer Wagen|m
    • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|Göncölszekér
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|北斗七星|tr=ほくとしちせい, hokuto shichisei|sc=Jpan
    • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|북두칠성|tr=bukduchilseong|sc=Kore (Inter: t+ » ko|北斗七星|sc=Kore)
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|bintang biduk, Inter: t- » ms|bintang gayung besar, Inter: t- » ms|bintang jong
    • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|náhookǫs bikąʼ

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|Karlsvognen
  • Old English: Inter: t- » ang|carles wæn|alt=carles wǣn
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|Wielki Wóz|m
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|Carul Mare
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|Большой Ковш|m|tr=Bolʹšój Kovš|sc=Cyrl
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|Велика кола|f|sc=Cyrl
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|Velika kola|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|Carro|m|alt=el Carro, Inter: t- » es|Cazo|m|alt=el Cazo
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|Karlavagnen|c
  • Turkish: Inter: t- » tr|Büyük Ayı
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t- » vi|chòm Sao Bắc Đẩu, Inter: t- » vi|Sao Bắc Đẩu, Inter: t- » vi|Bắc Đẩu tinh (Inter: t- » vi|北斗星), Inter: t- » vi|Bắc Đẩu thất tinh (Inter: t- » vi|北斗七星)

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * Alkaid
    • Dubhe
    • Little Dipper
    • Mizar
    • septentrion
    • Ursa Major
    • Ursa Minor

    Translation: et » Big Dipper
    Translation: fr » Big Dipper
    Translation: pl » Big Dipper
    Translation: fi » Big Dipper

    big dipper at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » Big Dipper



    Inter: en-nou » n
  • An alternative term for a rollercoaster.

  • Translation: de » big dipper
    Translation: et » big dipper
    Translation: my » big dipper
    Translation: ta » big dipper