AskDefine | Define Hyades

Dictionary Definition

Hyades n : (Greek mythology) 7 daughters of Atlas and half-sisters of the Pleiades; they nurtured the infant Dionysus and Zeus placed them among the stars as a reward

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Proper noun

  1. An open cluster of stars in the constellation Taurus, and the nearest visible such cluster to Earth.
  2. Daughters of the Titan Atlas and sisters of the Pleiades.

See also


Proper noun

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Extensive Definition

Hyades may refer to:
Hyades in German: Hyaden
Hyades in French: Hyades
Hyades in Dutch: Hyaden
Hyades in Finnish: Hyadit

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Atlantides, Beehive, Cepheid variable, Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, Messier catalog, NGC, Napaea, Pleiades, Seven Sisters, absolute magnitude, binary star, black hole, double star, dryad, dwarf star, fixed star, flower nymph, giant star, glen nymph, globular cluster, gravity star, hamadryad, limoniad, magnitude, main sequence star, mass-luminosity law, mountain nymph, neutron star, nova, nymph, nymphet, nymphlin, open cluster, oread, populations, pulsar, quasar, quasi-stellar radio source, radio star, red giant star, relative magnitude, sky atlas, spectrum-luminosity diagram, star, star catalog, star chart, star cloud, star cluster, stellar magnitude, supernova, tree nymph, variable star, vila, white dwarf star, willi, wood nymph
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