[ an-drom-i-duh ]
/ ænˈdrɒm ɪ də /


Nearby words

  1. android,
  2. android pelvis,
  3. andrology,
  4. andromache,
  5. andromaque,
  6. andromeda galaxy,
  7. andromeda strain,
  8. andromonoecious,
  9. andron,
  10. andropause

Origin of andromeda

special use of Andromeda


[ an-drom-i-duh ]
/ ænˈdrɒm ɪ də /

noun, genitive An·drom·e·dae [an-drom-i-dee] /ænˈdrɒm ɪˌdi/ for 2.

Classical Mythology. an Ethiopian princess, the daughter of Cassiopeia and wife of Perseus, by whom she had been rescued from a sea monster.
Astronomy. the Chained Lady, a northern constellation between Pisces and Cassiopeia. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for andromeda


/ (ænˈdrɒmɪdə) /


Greek myth the daughter of Cassiopeia and wife of Perseus, who saved her from a sea monster


/ (ænˈdrɒmɪdə) /

noun Latin genitive Andromedae (ænˈdrɒmɪˌdiː)

a constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Cassiopeia and Pegasus, the three brightest stars being of the second magnitude. It contains the Andromeda Galaxy a spiral galaxy 2.2 million light years away
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Word Origin and History for andromeda


constellation, 1667 (earlier Andromece, mid-15c.); in classical mythology the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, from Greek, literally "mindful of her husband," from andros, genitive of aner "man" (see anthropo-) + medesthai "to be mindful of, think on," related to medea (neuter plural) "counsels, plans, devices, cunning" (and source of the name Medea).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Science definitions for andromeda


[ ăn-drŏmĭ-də ]

A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Perseus and Pegasus. It contains a spiral-shaped galaxy that, at a distance of 2.2 million light-years, is the farthest celestial object visible to the naked eye.
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