(place, proper) A binary, variable star in the constellation Canis Major, the brightest star in the sky; Dog Star: magnitude, −1.44
The brightest star seen in the night sky. It is in the constellation Canis Major. It is a white main-sequence star on the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, with an apparent magnitude of −1.5. Sirius is a binary star, and its companion is a white dwarf star referred to as the Pup. Sirius is also known as the Dog Star. Scientific name: Alpha Canis.
A star in the constellation Canis Major, the brightest star in the sky, approximately 8.6 light years distant from Earth.
Origin of sirius
Latin Sīriusfrom Greek Seiriosfromseiriosburning
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Sirius Sentence Examples
Its approach was announced by the appearance of a certain star, Sirius, and as soon as that star was seen above the horizon the people hastened to remove their flocks to the higher ground and abandoned the lower pastures to the fertilizing influence of the stream.
As Bruges was accessible by canal from Ostend, Ostend was to be blocked at the same time by the old cruisers" Brilliant "and" Sirius."The main obstacle to th3 enterprise lay in the powerful batteries.