Definition of Deneb

1. Noun. The brightest star in Cygnus.

Group relationships: Cygnus
Generic synonyms: Star

Definition of Deneb

1. Proper noun. (star) A blue giant star in the constellation Cygnus; Alpha (?) Cygni. It forms one corner of the Summer Triangle. Deneb is one of the brightest stars in the night sky, and one of the most luminous stars known. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deneb

Dendroctonus rufipennis
Dendroica auduboni
Dendroica coronata
Dendroica fusca
Dendroica petechia
Dendroica striate
Dendroica tigrina
Deneb (current term)
Deneb Kaitos
Deng Xiaoping
Denhardt's solution
Denil fishway
Denis Browne's pouch
Denis Browne splint

Literary usage of Deneb

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Friendly Stars by Martha Evans Martin (1907)
"This is Deneb, next to the least bright of the twenty brightest stars, ... Deneb is about six degrees farther north than Vega and only about one degree ..."

2. A Field Book of the Stars by William Tyler Olcott (1907)
"It forms a triangle with Vega and Altair in Aquila—Altair being at the apex, about 35 degrees from Deneb and Vega. The star (ft) or Albireo is at the base ..."

3. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents, Based on the Cornell Anna Botsford Comstock by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"Antares, a brilliant star in the southern skies Deneb, ... Add to it the lines C and D making a right angle at Deneb; and the Cross—the head of which is ..."

4. Star Lore of All Ages: A Collection of Myths, Legends, and Facts Concerning by William Tyler Olcott (1911)
"The spectroscope reveals that Deneb is approaching the earth at the rate of ... From the best determinations Deneb is at least ten times as far off as Vega. ..."

5. A Treatise on Navigation and Nautical Astronomy: Including the Theory of by William Carpenter Pendleton Muir (1918)
"A line from Polaris midway between Vega and Deneb leads to Altair, ... Altair, Vega, and Deneb form a triangle nearly right angled at Vega (Plate VIII). a ..."

6. The Handbook of the Stars: Containing the Places of 1500 Stars, from the by Richard Anthony Proctor (1866)
"There are three stars called Deneb (' the tail'), —viz., a Cygni, ft Leonis, and S Capricorni. The names Deneb Adige, Deneb ..."

7. The Geography of the Heavens: And Class-book of Astronomy : Accompanied by a by Elijah Hinsdale Burritt, Hiram Mattison (1860)
"It is situated on the inner tip of the right wing of Cygni, 714° south-by-east of Deneb, and nearly east of Vega ; RA 20!.. Mm. 43s. ; Dec. N. 37" 58' 0". ..."

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