[ kuh-noh-puhs ]
/ kəˈnoʊ pəs /
Astronomy. a first-magnitude star in the constellation Carina: the second brightest star in the heavens.
an ancient seacoast city in Lower Egypt, 15 miles (24 km) E of Alexandria.
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Words nearby Canopus
, can opener
, canopic jar
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How to use Canopus in a sentence
The Chelidoniæ islands seem to be situated in a manner opposite to Canopus,203 and the passage across is said to be 4000 stadia.
And in those isles men see no stars so clearly as in other places; for there appears only one clear star called Canopus.
If the city is fairly quiet this evening we will all go out together, to Canopus, to eat oysters.
Perhaps he notes its lower altitude when he is far south, in the way he noted the first rise of Canopus to his view (f. 125).
British Dictionary definitions for Canopus (1 of 2)
the brightest star in the constellation Carina and the second brightest star in the sky. Visual magnitude: -0.7; spectral type: F0II; distance: 313 light years
British Dictionary definitions for Canopus (2 of 2)
a port in ancient Egypt east of Alexandria where granite monuments have been found inscribed with the name of Rameses II and written in languages similar to those of the Rosetta stone
Derived forms of CanopusCanopic, adjective
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