giant star


giant star
noun
a very bright star of large diameter and low density (relative to the Sun)
Syn: ↑giant
Hypernyms: ↑star
Instance Hyponyms: ↑Arcturus, ↑Capella

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noun
: a star (as Capella or Arcturus) of great intrinsic luminosity and therefore of large mass

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a star having a diameter of from 10 to 100 times that of the sun, as Arcturus or Aldebaran. Also, giant. Cf. supergiant star.
[1910-15]

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giant star noun (astronomy)
A star of great brightness and low mean density
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Main Entry:giant

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giant star,
a very bright star of vast size and low density, such as Arcturus.

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