a first-magnitude star in the constellation Boötes.
- Arc·tu·ri·an, adjective
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How to use Arcturus in a sentence
But a moment later he referred to the stupendous fact of Arcturus being fifty thousand times as big as the sun.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete | Albert Bigelow Paine
If the axis of the earth pointed toward Arcturus instead of Polaris, would the seasons be any different from what they are now?A Text-Book of Astronomy | George C. Comstock
Arcturus has been moving ever since the time of Job at the rate of probably more than 200 miles per second—possibly 300 miles.
Papilio Arcturus and some allied species, are of a golden-green, changing to blue, or to glowing purple.The Romance of Natural History, Second Series | Philip Henry Gosse
Years ago, Arcturus and myself met a gentleman from China who knew the language.An English Grammar | W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell
British Dictionary definitions for Arcturus
the brightest star in the constellation Boötes: a red giant. Visual magnitude: –0.4; spectral type: K2III; distance: 37 light years
- Arcturian, adjective
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Scientific definitions for Arcturus
A giant star in the constellation Boötes. It is the brightest star in the Northern Hemisphere and the fourth brightest star in the sky, with an apparent magnitude of 0.00. Scientific name: Alpha Boötes.
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