constellate

Definitions

  • Constellations
    Constellations
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v constellate form a constellation or cluster
    • v constellate come together as in a cluster or flock "The poets constellate in this town every summer"
    • v constellate scatter or intersperse like dots or studs "Hills constellated with lights"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Ancient Constellations South of the Ecliptic The Ancient Constellations South of the Ecliptic
The Midnight Constellations of Spring, B.C. 2700 The Midnight Constellations of Spring, B.C. 2700
The Midnight Constellations of Winter, B.C. 2700 The Midnight Constellations of Winter, B.C. 2700
Ophiuchus and the Neighbouring Constellations Ophiuchus and the Neighbouring Constellations
Aquarius and the Neighbouring Constellations Aquarius and the Neighbouring Constellations
Hydra and the Neighbouring Constellations Hydra and the Neighbouring Constellations
Orion and the Neighbouring Constellations Orion and the Neighbouring Constellations
CONSTELLATIONS NEAR THE POLE STAR CONSTELLATIONS NEAR THE POLE STAR

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Constellate To join luster; to shine with united radiance, or one general light. "The several things which engage our affections . . . shine forth and constellate in God."
    • Constellate To set or adorn with stars or constellations; as, constellated heavens.
    • Constellate To unite in one luster or radiance, as stars. "Whe know how to constellate these lights."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • constellate To join luster; shine with united radiance or one general light.
    • constellate To unite (several shining bodies) in one illumination.
    • constellate To form into or furnish with constellations or stars.
    • constellate To place in a constellation or mate with stars.
    • constellate To group in or as if in a constellation: as, the constellated graces of faith, hope, and charity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Constellate kon′stel-āt or kon-stel′āt to cluster
    • v.i Constellate to be fated, according to the position of the stars: to cluster together
    • v.t Constellate kon′stel-āt or kon-stel′āt, to cluster
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. con-, + L. stellatus, p. p. of stellare, to cover with stars, stella, star. See Stellate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. constellatus, studded with stars—con, with, stellārestella, a star.

Usage

In literature:

The Poets described the constellation of Helice, or the Bear, by the title of Parrhasis, Arctos, and Parrhasis Ursa.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)" by Jacob Bryant
He couldn't spot any of the more familiar constellations such as the Big Dipper, Bear, or the Southern Cross.
"Man of Many Minds" by E. Everett Evans
He found himself studying the heavens with sleepless eyes, and idly working out the constellations visible.
"Brood of the Witch-Queen" by Sax Rohmer
Above them the clear and constellated dome of night turned almost perceptibly around its pole.
"The Mayor of Troy" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The hills drew no nearer than did the constellations above them.
"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
This is the dark spot which some already begin to fear may blot out the constellation of the Union from the political firmament of mankind.
"The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Jefferson Davis
Some of the constellations have figurative names.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
The enormous plateau represented the constellations.
"Ixion In Heaven" by Benjamin Disraeli
The American Constellation, forty-eight guns, after a sharp engagement, captured the French frigate Insurgent, forty guns.
"The Land We Live In" by Henry Mann
The zodiacal stars appeared, and the moon shone brightly amidst innumerable constellations of the zenith.
"The Wizard of the Sea" by Roy Rockwood
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In poetry:

Let it no name of planets tell,
Fixed stars, or constellations;
For I am no Sir Sidrophel,
Nor none of his relations.
"Upon His Drinking a Bowl" by Lord John Wilmot
Hope—that like a constellation,
Ever smiling from above,
Brings with ever-living love
God's bright promise of salvation.
"Faith, Hope, Charity" by John Bowring
I am going to sleep, my nurse, put me to bed.
Set a lamp at my headboard;
a constellation; whatever you like;
all are good: lower it a bit.
"I Am Going To Sleep (Suicide Poem)" by Alfonsina Storni
In heaven's ironblue vault revolves
a cool and lacquered dynamo.
The word sparks in my teeth, resolves
--oh, noiseless constellations!--so--
"Without Hope: [Reménytelenül]" by Attila Jozsef
In nature's aid let art supply
With light and heat my little sphere;
Rouse, rouse the fire, and pile it high;
Light up a constellation here.
"Winter" by Samuel Johnson
At the crossing I was greeted
By the willows of the vacant plot.
The constellations towered above the world
In the dark chill of January's pit.
"On Early Trains" by Boris Pasternak

In news:

Rebecca, amateur astronomers use star hopping to go from stars and constellations they know … to ones they do not know yet.
That is how you come to know the constellations .
Amateur astronomers use star hopping to go from stars and constellations they know … to ones they do not know yet.
Exelon to buy Constellation in $7.9B deal.
Exelon agreed to buy Constellation Energy in a $7.9 billion all-stock deal Thursday, the latest in a string of tie-ups in the electric power industry.
Constellation 's decision is the latest in a series of blows to the industry.
It remains to be seen how EDF will respond to Constellation 's withdrawal.
Only an intervention by Constellation 's French partner EDF, the state-owned utility, seems able to revive it, a prospect that some experts said seemed unlikely.
Constellation pulls out of EDF project.
Constellation Brands gains market share.
AudioVision In Orange County, Calif, Installs Fairlight Constellation XCS.
Utilizing a constellation of at least 24 Medium Earth Orbit satellites that transmit precise microwave signals, the system enables a GPS receiver to determine its location, speed, direction, and time.
Constellation Brands Doubles Down on Corona in Move Beyond Wine.
This 6' x 16' star field installed using a FOSI kit included the Milky Way, Constellations, two Shooting Stars and a Comet.
Other cruise ships affected this year include the Celebrity Cruises ' Constellation, on which 350 passengers fell ill, the MS Bellriva, which was sailing on the River Rhine and the Crown Princess in the United States.
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In science:

Table 13: The positions in the list of arguments for the different three boson vertex types and constellations.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Table 14: The positions in the list of arguments for the four vector boson vertex with different constellations.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Still we could include these constellations in order to facilitate implicit restriction.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
She was best in recognizing various constellations on the sky and knew great many of them.
On the concept of normal shift in non-metric geometry
The Hard X-ray Telescope (HXT) on the Constellation-X mission is expected to have a total area of less than 0.6 m2 at 10 keV, and even the extended XEUS mission may achieve only 1.7 m2 at 10 keV with the area decreasing rapidly at higher energies (Aschenbach et al. 2001).
Relativistic Astrophysics Explorer
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