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Definition of the noun betelgeuse

What does betelgeuse mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. the second brightest star in Orion
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonym of Betelgeuse: Alpha Orionis
    • instance of: supergiant = an extremely bright star of very large diameter and low density
    • member of: Hunter / Orion = a constellation on the equator to the east of Taurus

Alternative definition of the noun betelgeuse

proper noun

  1. [star] A bright-red supergiant intrinsic variable star, the second brightest star in the constellation Orion; Alpha (α) Orionis. It is the tenth brightest star in the nighttime, and one of the largest stars known.


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Google previewSpacecraft for Astronomy (2009)

by Joseph A. Angelo

Betelgeuse is an M2 star, and Vega is an A0 star. betelgeuSe m m m Betelgeuse is the red supergiant star called Alpha Orinois (α Ori) by astronomers. This prominent star marks the right shoulder in the constellation Orion of the great hunter ...

Google previewStar Tales (1988)

by Ian Ridpath

Alpha Orionis is called Betelgeuse (pronounced BET-ell-juice), one of the most famous yet misunderstood star names.

Betelgeuse is a red supergiant star, several hundred times the diameter of the Sun, so large that it expands and contracts ...

Google previewWonders of the Sky (1983)

Observing Rainbows, Comets, Eclipses, the Stars, and Other Phenomena by Fred Schaaf

The name Betelgeuse is an especially odd corruption of a medieval Arabic phrase ta good many of our proper names for stars are more or less from Arabic); the star itself is as odd. Betelgeuse is an unusual member of the class of stars called ...

Google previewThe Monthly Sky Guide (2012)

by Ian Ridpath

Betelgeuse is the type of star known as a red supergiant. It is huge...

Google previewAnnual Report of the Department of Agriculture for the Year Ending .. (1911)

Betelgeuse is a brilliant red star which is above the belt and is the first to rise since it is the most eastern bright star in the constellation.

Google previewDocuments of the Assembly of the State of New York (1911)

by New York (State). Legislature. Assembly

Betelgeuse is a brilliant red star ...

Google preview跟著美國小學課本學閱讀 (2015)

by 人類智庫編輯部

The star Betelgeuse makes Orion's bright shoulder. Betelgeuse is an Arabic word that means “shoulder of the giant.

Google previewAnnual Report of the New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell University and the Agricultural Experiment Station (1911)

Betelgeuse is a brilliant red star ...

Google previewBlue Planet - Space (2007)

by Gina Hamilton

Betelgeuse is a red giant, a star that has already begun to fuse heavier elements. 7. In Taurus, use your spotter scope to look near the horns of the Bull. To the right of the left horn is the Crab Nebula (Ml), the remnant of Supernova 1054.

Google previewGoing Dark (2012)

by Hattie Naylor, Sound&Fury

Betelgeuse is a red supergiant five hundred times the size of our Sun. After it has turned all its hydrogen into helium, Betelgeuse will carry on crushing and fusing atoms, converting the helium into carbon. As the star becomes older and denser ...

Google previewHandbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents, Based on the Cornell Nature-study Leaflets, with Much Additional Material and Many New Illustrations (1911)

by Anna Botsford Comstock

Betelgeuse is a brilliant red star, and is the first star in the constellation to appear above the horizon. It is an old, old star and is growing cold, as is shown ...

Google previewThe Universe Revealed (1999)

by Pam Spence

Betelgeuse is a variable star, ranging from magnitude +0.4 to 112. The variations are irregular, but seem to occur about every six years. The absolute magnitude of ...

Google previewNightWatch (1998)

A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe by Terence Dickinson

Furthermore, Betelgeuse is a variable star that oscillates in brightness by almost one magnitude (from 0 to +1 ). Normally, it is almost as bright as Rigel, but every six. Betelgeuse and the rest of □RffiHHBBHHIHMMHH Orion can be found any ...

Google previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of Applied and Engineering Physics, Three-Volume Set (2017)

by Robert Splinter

Betelgeuse 125...

Betelgeuse has been the topic of many galactic observations, specifically the fact that due to its brightness (radiance), it can be investigated by the Michelson interferometer, as well as the interferometer improved by Robert ...

Google previewFirefly Astronomy Dictionary (2003)

by John Woodruff

Betelgeuse The star Alpha Orionis, and the second- brightest star in Orion.

Google previewVan Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia (2013)

by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine

BETELGEUSE (o. Orionis). A star whose name is a contraction of an Arabic phrase indicating that it is the “armpit of the central one,” ...

Google previewNew Comprehensive A-Z Crossword Dictionary (1996)

by Edy G. Schaffer


Google previewEncyclopedia of Space and Astronomy (2009)

by Joseph A. Angelo

Betelgeuse The red supergiant star, alpha Orinois (α Ori), that marks the right shoulder in the constellation Orion, the great hunter from Greek mythology. Betelgeuse has a spectral classification of M2Ia and is a semiregular variable with a ...

Google previewThe Imperial Dictionary of the English Language (1898)

A Complete Encyclopaedic Lexicon, Literary, Scientific and Technological by John Ogilvie

BETELGEUSE 263 BETTER Betelgeuse (bé'tel-jüz), n. [Fr. betelgeuse, from Arabic name.] A star of the first magnitude in the southern constellation Orion. Betel-nut (bé'tel-nut), n. The kernel of the fruit of Areca Catechu, which is eaten Leaf, ...

Google previewCollins Rhyming Dictionary (2014)

by Rosalind Fergusson

masseuse, chanteuse, coiffeuse, chartreuse, recurs, prefers, * saboteurs, amateurs, secateurs, Betelgeuse, connoisseurs, etc. 12.1 Furby®, Herbie, herby, Kirby, Kirkby, chirpy, jerky, murky, perky, quirky, turkey, Turkey, Fergie,lurgy,birdie , ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1999)

by John Clute, John Grant

Michael Keaton (Betelgeuse), Catherine O'Hara (Delia Deetz), Winona Ryder ( Lydia ...

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Small photo of Moon and starry sky, snow on the Alps, fisheye lens. Orion Constellation, Betelgeuse and Sirio. Long exposure blurred two hikers looking at view, night outdoor activities.Small photo of Moon and starry sky, snow on the Alps, fisheye lens. Orion Constellation, Betelgeuse and Sirio. Long exposure blurred two hikers looking at view, night outdoor activities, stargazing.Small photo of Betelgeuse, Red Star in the Orion Constellations.Small photo of The brilliant stars of the Orion the Hunter constellation, against an inky dark night sky. The colors of the stars shine brightly, especially red supergiant Betelgeuse and blue supergiant Rigel.Small photo of The constellations of Orion and the Pleiades or Seven Sisters in the night sky with the Northern Lights over Keflavik in Iceland. The red giant Betelgeuse can be seen at the top left of Orion.Small photo of The starry sky captured on the Alps in winter. The Pleiades, Orion Constellation, Betelgeuse and Sirio star clearly visible. Snowcapped mountain ridge glowing under moonlight. Low digital noise.Small photo of Bright star Betelgeuse or Alpha Orionis in the constellation Orion More...

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