[ar-uh-stahr-kuh s]


of Samos.late 3rd century b.c., Greek astronomer.
of Samothrace.c216–144 b.c., Greek philologist and critic.
an extremely bright crater in the second quadrant of the face of the moon: about 29 miles (47 km) in diameter from crest to crest. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of aristarchus

  • On the contrary,” said Aristarchus, “I believe they know how to make all of them.

  • You seem to have some trouble on your mind, Aristarchus; if so, you should share it with your friends.

  • Aristarchus answered: Yes, Socrates, I am in sore straits indeed.

  • Even Skoropikin, you know, our immortal Aristarchus, rings his praises.

    Virgin Soil

    Ivan S. Turgenev

  • Pray be my Aristarchus, and correct and marke what you thinke fitt.

British Dictionary definitions for aristarchus



a crater in the NE quadrant of the moon, having a diameter of about 37 kilometres, which is the brightest formation on the moon
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