galaxy - definition and synonyms

 
noun 

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/ˈɡæləksi/
singulargalaxy
pluralgalaxies
  1. 1
    [countable] an extremely large group of stars and planets

    the Andromeda galaxy

    Edwin Hubble discovered that distant galaxies are moving away from us.

    1. a.

      the Galaxy

      the large group of stars and planets that the Earth and our sun are part of
  2. 2
    [singular] informal a large number of famous people

    This city has produced a galaxy of soccer talent.