A small asteroid with a highly eccentric, Earth-crossing orbit that takes it to within 30 million km (19 million mi) of the Sun, or closer than the planet Mercury. In 1968 Icarus approached within 6 million km (4 million mi) of the Earth.
(gr. myth., person, proper) The son of Daedalus: escaping from Crete by flying with wings made by Daedalus, Icarus flies so high that the sun's heat melts the wax by which his wings are fastened, and he falls to his death in the sea.
(greek mythology) The son of Daedalus who, in escaping from Crete on artificial wings made for him by his father, flew so close to the sun that the wax with which his wings were fastened melted, and he fell into the Aegean Sea.
An asteroid with an eccentric orbit approaching within 30 million kilometers (19 million miles) of the sun.
Origin of icarus
Latin Īcarusfrom Greek Īkaros
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Icarus Sentence Examples
Falling under the displeasure of Minos, he fashioned wings for himself and his son Icarus, and escaped to Sicily.
Athens login off campus Icarus, from ScienceDirect 93- Access on and off campus.
The present lineup includes Josh Freese, Jeordie White (Marilyn Manson), Aaron North (The Icarus Line), and Allesandro Cortini.
Icaria (pop. about 8000) derives its name from the legend of Icarus.
This constellation has been known by many other names - Arcas, Arctophylax, Arcturus minor, Bubuleus, Bubulus, Canis latrans, Clamator, Icarus, Lycaon, Philometus, Plaustri custos, Plorans, Thegnis, Vociferator; the Arabs termed it Aramech or Archamech; Hesychius named it Orion; Jules Schiller, St Sylvester; Schickard, Nimrod; and Weigelius, the Three Swedish Crowns.