A system of millions or billions of stars, together with gas and dust, held together by gravitational attraction
The galaxy of which the solar system is a part; the Milky Way
A large or impressive group of people or things
a galaxy of boundless young talent
a splendid assemblage (especially of famous people)
galax: tufted evergreen perennial herb having spikes of tiny white flowers and glossy green round to heart-shaped leaves that become coppery to maroon or purplish in fall
(astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust; "`extragalactic nebula' is a former name for `galaxy'"
A galaxy is a massive, gravitationally bound system that consists of stars and stellar remnants, an interstellar medium of gas and dust, and an important but poorly understood component tentatively dubbed dark matter. ...
Galaxy is a 1980 album by the French band Rockets.
Galaxy is a former provider of pay television programming in Australia via satellite and wireless cable (microwave) delivery methods.
Galaxy was a satellite television channel focusing on general entertainment, one of the five channels run by British Satellite Broadcasting (BSB). ...
Galaxy is a brand of milk chocolate made and marketed by the Mars company. It is one of several related products punning upon the name Mars by using an astronomical name.
Galaxy is a web application developed at Pennsylvania State University, designed for analysis of genomics data. ...
The Milky Way; the apparent band of concentrated stars which appears in the night sky over earth. [from 14th c.]; Any of the collections of many millions of stars, galactic dust, black holes, etc. existing as independent and coherent systems, of which there are billions in the known universe. ...
(Galaxy S) A high-end series of smartphones from Samsung. Announced in March 2010 at CTIA, they include the T-Mobile Variant, Verizon Fascinate, AT&T Captivate and Sprint Epic 4G
A huge collection of stars, gas and dust measuring many light years across.
Series of large memory lighting control consoles by Strand Electric, used world wide in both theatre and television.
One of the billions of huge cosmic systems, each composed of innumerable stars, planets, etc. Members of a galaxy revolve as a unit around a common point in space. Our solar system is part of the Milky Way galaxy.
A system of about 100 billion stars. Our Sun is a member of the Milky Way Galaxy, which is sometimes just designated by capitalization: Galaxy. There are billions of galaxies in the observable universe. Exactly when and how galaxies formed in the Universe is a topic of current astronomical research.
Gravitationally bound collection of a large number of stars. The Sun is a star in the Milky Way Galaxy.
A large grouping of stars. Galaxies are found in a variety of sizes and shapes. Our own Milky Way galaxy is spiral in shape and contains several billion stars. Some galaxies are so distant the their light takes millions of years to reach the Earth.
Group of stars, dust and interstellar gas, isolated in space, whose cohesion is maintained by gravity.
Largs system of stars and interstellar matter, typically containing several millions to some trillions of stars, with masses a few million to several trillion times that of our sun, and dimensions of a few 1,000s to several 100,000s lightyears. ...
A vast "island universe" of stars, gas, and dust. The universe may contain 100 billion or more galaxies. ...
a huge mix of gas, dust, stars, planets and other objects that are held together by their own gravity.
A vast system of several billion to hundreds of billions of stars. Galaxies come in multifarious shapes but are generally classed as spirals (pinwheel), ellipticals (spherical), and irregulars (amorphous). Examples, the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) and the Milky Way, our galaxy.
gas and millions of stars held together by gravity. All that you can see in the sky (with a very few exceptions) belongs to our galaxy—a system of roughly 200 billion stars. The exceptions you can see are other galaxies. ...
A huge collection of stars – often many thousands of millions – and associated dust and gas. Galaxies are separated from each other by enormous stretches of empty space. They may be spiral in shape (like a Catherine-wheel), elliptical (like a football), or irregular. ...
[JP 1-02] (DoD) A large cargo transport aircraft powered by four turbofan engines, capable of carrying a very large payload (including outsize cargo and personnel) into forward area air fields. It is capable of inflight refueling. Designated C-5.