What does the word nebula mean?

Usage examples for nebula

  1. Clearly, looking to what has been said in the last two sections, that from the time when the process of evolution first began,- from the time before the condensation of the nebula had showed any signs of commencing,- every subsequent change or event of evolution was necessarily bound to ensue; else force and matter have not been persistent. – A Candid Examination of Theism by George John Romanes
  2. The vapor continued to expand and spread until it looked like a miniature nebula. – Jack of No Trades by Charles Cottrell
  3. The cluster Praesepe in Cancer is visible on a clear night to the unaided eye as a small nebula. – The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost' by Thomas Orchard