• WordNet 3.6
    • adj Galilean of or relating to Galilee or its inhabitants
    • adj Galilean of or relating to Galileo or his works
    • n Galilean one of the four satellites of Jupiter that were discovered by Galileo
    • n Galilean an inhabitant of Galilee (an epithet of Jesus Christ)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Galilean A Christian in general; -- used as a term of reproach by Mohammedans and Pagans.
    • Galilean A native or inhabitant of Galilee, the northern province of Palestine under the Romans.
    • a Galilean Of or pertaining to Galileo; as, the Galilean telescope. See Telescope.
    • a Galilean Of or relating to Galilee.
    • Galilean (Jewish Hist) One of the party among the Jews, who opposed the payment of tribute to the Romans; -- called also Gaulonite.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Galilean Pertaining to Galilee, the northernmost division of Palestine in the time of Christ, lying north of Samaria.
    • n Galilean A native or an inhabitant of Galilee.
    • n Galilean One of a class among the Jews who opposed the payment of tribute to the Romans about the time of the emperor Augustus.
    • n Galilean A Christian, as a follower of Jesus Christ, called the Galilean: used by the ancient Jews in contempt.
    • Galilean Of or pertaining to Galileo, a great Italian mathematician and natural philosopher (1564-1642), who laid the foundations of the science of dynamics. He was one of the earliest advocates of the Copernican system of astronomy, and made many important astronomical discoveries.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Galilean gal-i-lē′an of or pertaining to Galileo, a great Italian mathematician (1564-1642)
    • adj Galilean gal-i-lē′an of or pertaining to Galilee, one of the Roman divisions of Palestine
    • n Galilean a native of Galilee: a Christian
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  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    “The Galilean is not a favorite of mine. So far from owing him any thanks for his favor, I cannot avoid confessing that I owe a secret grudge to his carpentership.”
  • A. C. Swinburne
    A. C. Swinburne
    “Thou has conquered, O pale Galilean.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Galilaeus, fr. Galilaea, Galilee, Gr. : cf. F. galiléen,


In literature:

The calendars of the world have been changed by the Galilean carpenter.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols
The Galilean telescope was invented in 1609.
"The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost'" by Thomas Orchard
Opera-glasses are constructed on the Galilean principle.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
He was so galled by his chains, he was so torn and wasted by those evil spirits among the Galilean tombs.
"Wee Wifie" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Mary Magdalene has a long talk with Pontius Pilate, who is haunted by the memory of the pale Galilean.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
NOW there were some present at that time who informed him of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
"A Translation of the New Testament from the original Greek" by T. Haweis
And do our loyal Galileans and the scrupulous Jansenists abstain from the equivocal?
"Priests, Women, and Families" by J. Michelet
And as the Stoa, not the Galilean, first taught, all men are brothers.
"A Captive of the Roman Eagles" by Felix Dahn
He is a Galilean of no consequence, connected with no good family who might revenge His death.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St John, Vol. II" by Marcus Dods
But the possibility of the world being ruled by any except a Righteous Power did not occur to the untutored Galileans.
"The Great Discovery" by Norman Maclean

In poetry:

Hail, in city Galilean
To the maid of lowly station!
Hail, in city empyrean
To the Queen of all creation!
"The Annunciation" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
Thou art a God too,
O Galilean!
And thus single-handed
Unto the combat,
Gauntlet or Gospel,
Here I defy thee!
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf I. -- The Challenge Of T" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I was a stranger in that company,
A Galilean whom his speech bewrayed,
And when they lifted up their songs of glee,
My voice sad discord made.
"The Solitary" by Robert Fuller Murray
"The Caesar comes, and the peoples paeans
Hail his name for the new made light,
Pitch and the flesh of the Galileans,
Torches fit for a Roman night;"
"The Three Pilgrims" by Archibald Lampman
How often had he listened
To wond’rous tales of love—
Of the Galilean’s mercy,
Of power from above,
To none other given of mortal birth
To heal the afflicted sons of earth.
"The Blind Man Of Jericho" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
And now where'er He strays
Among the Galilean mountains,
Or more unwelcome ways,
He's followed by two faithful fountains,
Two walking baths, two weeping motions,
Portable and compendious oceans.
"Saint Mar Magdelene; or, The Weeper" by Richard Crashaw

In news:

The President and his bumbling HHS bureaucrats take on the impious Galileans.
Kentucky Christian School's fifth grade Sonbeams recently gathered much needed items for the Galilean Home in Liberty.
Four hundred years ago from Jan 7 and 8, Galileo first had clear views of the four biggest and bright moons of Jupiter, later named the Galilean moons.
The Fourth Gospel tells us that the miracle occurred during a wedding celebration in the Galilean town of Cana where Jesus, his mother and his disciples were among the guests.
ROBERT MACNEIL (voice over): A Galilean preacher claims he is the Redeemer and says the poor are blessed.
Hardcover), a new publication from National Geographic Books, Jesus and his father, Joseph, may have been skilled workers forced into labor on the rebuilding of Sepphoris, the Galilean capital.
Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices.
Glenn Chaple's Observing Basics: Re-create a Galilean scope.
The Galilean moons Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto.

In science:

C via K = vπ C , and in Galilean invariant systems satisfies K = vF /v, vF = ¯hρ0π /m.
Condensed Matter Theory of Dipolar Quantum Gases
We assume that the quench preserves Galilean invariance so that uK =u0K0 .
Correlation functions after a quantum quench in a spin-chain in the pre-thermalized regime
To preserve Galilean invariance (which is not necessary for the formalism), we assume u = vF /K, u0 = vF /K0 .
Correlation functions after a quantum quench in a spin-chain in the pre-thermalized regime
Note also that Mrot and Mstream , corresponding to the inertial term, are not invariant with respect to the Galilean transformation.
Validity of Hydrostatic Equilibrium in Galaxy Clusters from Cosmological Hydrodynamical Simulations
This non-Lotentzian behavior of the post-Newtonian transformations was discussed first by for the case of post-Galilean transformations.
Relativistic Gravity Theory And Related Tests With A Mercury Orbiter Mission