What does the word sidereal mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to stars; constituted of or containing stars.

Usage examples for sidereal

  1. One day Mr. Jonathan Andrews, the special correspondent of the New York Sidereal System, a very friendly organ, approached Senator Schuyler Clinton with a puzzled look on his face. – Democracy An American Novel by Henry Adams
  2. These scouts of the sidereal world constitute a regular army, and if we are only acquainted with the dazzling generals clad in gold, it is because the more modest privates can only be detected in the telescope. – Astronomy for Amateurs by Camille Flammarion
  3. But to- day the real woman, casting off her carnival domino, casting off too the sidereal raiment, had spoken, for the first time, in simple womanhood, and her betraying eyes had told things that they had told to no other man living or dead. – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
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