Definition of Astronomer

1. Noun. A physicist who studies astronomy.

Exact synonyms: Stargazer, Uranologist
Category relationships: Astronomy, Uranology
Specialized synonyms: Astrophysicist, Cosmologist
Generic synonyms: Physicist
Specialized synonyms: Al-hasan Ibn Al-haytham, Al-haytham, Alhacen, Alhazen, Ibn Al-haytham, Anaximander, Aristarchus Of Samos, Bessel, Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel, Bowditch, Nathaniel Bowditch, Brahe, Tycho Brahe, Anders Celsius, Celsius, Copernicus, Mikolaj Kopernik, Nicolaus Copernicus, Eddington, Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington, Eratosthenes, Galileo, Galileo Galilei, George Ellery Hale, Hale, Asaph Hall, Hall, Edmond Halley, Edmund Halley, Halley, Herschel, Sir Frederick William Herschel, Sir William Herschel, William Herschel, Herschel, John Herschel, Sir John Frederick William Herschel, Sir John Herschel, Hipparchus, Huggins, Sir William Huggins, Hypatia, Johan Kepler, Johannes Kepler, Kepler, Gerard Kuiper, Gerard Peter Kuiper, Kuiper, Langley, Samuel Pierpoint Langley, Laplace, Marquis De Laplace, Pierre Simon De Laplace, Lovell, Sir Alfred Charles Bernard Lovell, Sir Bernard Lovell, Lowell, Percival Lowell, Maria Mitchell, Mitchell, Johann Muller, Muller, Regiomontanus, Newcomb, Simon Newcomb, Omar Khayyam, Jan Hendrix Oort, Oort, Benjamin Peirce, Peirce, Claudius Ptolemaeus, Ptolemy, David Rittenhouse, Rittenhouse, Henry Norris Russell, Henry Russell, Russell, Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli, Schiaparelli, Harlow Shapley, Shapley, Sitter, Willem De Sitter, Thales, Thales Of Miletus, Clyde Tombaugh, Clyde William Tombaugh, Tombaugh
Derivative terms: Stargaze, Uranology

Definition of Astronomer

1. n. An astrologer.

Definition of Astronomer

1. Noun. One who studies astronomy, the stars or the physical universe; a scientist whose area of research is astronomy or astrophysics ¹

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Definition of Astronomer

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Medical Definition of Astronomer

1. 1. An astrologer. 2. One who is versed in astronomy; one who has a knowledge of the laws of the heavenly orbs, or the principles by which their motions are regulated, with their various phenomena. "An undevout astronomer is mad." (Young) See: Astronomy. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Astronomer

astronomer (current term)
astronomical telescope
astronomical twilight
astronomical unit
astronomical units
astronomical year
astronomical years

Literary usage of Astronomer

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

1. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by Royal Astronomical Society (1866)
"Those which he had selected (without knowing the astronomer Royal's result) as best representing the observations which he had made concurred absolutely to ..."

2. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman (1921)
"WHEN I HEARD THE LEARN'D astronomer WHEN I heard the learn'd astronomer, When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me. ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Edmund Halley, the second astronomer royal, devoted mo& of his official attention to the moon. But his plan of attack we not happily chosen; he carried it ..."

4. Astronomy and Astro-physics by European Southern Observatory, Goodsell Observatory (1886)
"PIAZZI SMYTH, astronomer Royal of ¡Scotland.] On page 2 occurs the following:— "The need of a good cylinder chronograph for other (than longitude) purposes, ..."

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