Definition of

Milky Way

  1. (noun, object) the galaxy containing the solar system; consists of millions of stars that can be seen as a diffuse band of light stretching across the night sky

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Milky Way

milky way galaxy, milky way system

Alternate forms of Milky Way

Hypernyms: extragalactic nebula, galaxy

Origin of the word Milky Way

  1. late 14c., loan-translation of L. via lactea. See also galaxy. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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