Origin of Polaris
Definition for polaris (2 of 2)
Origin of Polari
Examples from the Web for polaris
I am pleased to announce our work in partnership with two human-rights groups there: the AHA Foundation and the Polaris Project.When Marriage Is a Crime: A New U.K. Law Could Change Lives|Jasvinder Sanghera|June 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Larry Kramer is senior adviser at Polaris Venture Partners, a venture-capital firm.
Larry Kramer is senior advisor at Polaris Venture Partners, a national venture-capital firm.
Larry Kramer is senior adviser at Polaris Venture Partners, a national venture capital firm.
How far away from Polaris will the precession carry the pole?A Text-Book of Astronomy|George C. Comstock
Polaris is now a little over a degree from the north pole of the heavens.Astronomy for Young Folks|Isabel Martin Lewis
The cadets of the Polaris unit spun on their heels in unison and marched from the room in perfect order.The Space Pioneers|Carey Rockwell
The two Solar Guard officers climbed into another waiting jet boat and shot away from the Polaris toward the tower.Treachery in Outer Space|Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
Among the effects in the camp was a small oil-stove, which Polaris greeted with brightened eyes.Polaris of the Snows|Charles B. Stilson
British Dictionary definitions for polaris (1 of 2)
- a type of US two-stage intermediate-range ballistic missile, usually fired by a submerged submarine
- (as modifier)a Polaris submarine
Word Origin for Polaris
British Dictionary definitions for polaris (2 of 2)
Word Origin for Polari
Word Origin and History for polaris
1769, short for stella polaris, Modern Latin, literally "the pole star" (see polar). The ancient Greeks called it Phoenice, "the Phoenician (star)," because the Phoenicians used it for navigation, though due to precession of the equinoxes it was not then the pole star. Also see pole (n.2). The Old English word for it was Scip-steorra "ship-star," reflecting its importance in navigation. As the name of a U.S. Navy long-range submarine-launched guided nuclear missile, it dates from 1957.