[ kuh-lis-toh ]
/ kəˈlɪs toʊ /
Also Kal·lis·to .Classical Mythology. a nymph attendant on Artemis, punished for a love affair with Zeus by being changed into a bear and then transformed into stars as the constellation Ursa Major.
Astronomy. a large natural satellite of the planet Jupiter.
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Words nearby Callisto
, Callistus I
, call it a day
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How to use Callisto in a sentence
Slowly the Callisto left her resting-place as a Galatea might her pedestal, only, instead of coming down, she rose still higher.
The Callisto was still going straight up, with a speed already as great as a cannon ball's, and was almost out of sight.
British Dictionary definitions for Callisto (1 of 2)
Greek myth a nymph who attracted the love of Zeus and was changed into a bear by Hera. Zeus then set her in the sky as the constellation Ursa Major
British Dictionary definitions for Callisto (2 of 2)
the second largest (but faintest) of the four Galilean satellites of Jupiter, discovered in 1610 by Galileo. Approximate diameter: 4800 km; orbital radius: 1 883 000 kmSee also Galilean satellite
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Scientific definitions for Callisto
One of the four brightest satellites of Jupiter and the eighth in distance from the planet. Originally sighted by Galileo, it is the largest planetary satellite.
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