[eg-uh-dee; Italian, e-gah-dee] /ˈɛg ə di; Italian, ˈɛ gɑ di/
a group of islands in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of W Sicily. 15 sq. mi. (39 sq. km).
[ih-gad, ee-gad] /ɪˈgæd, iˈgæd/ interjection 1. (used as an expletive or mild oath): Egad, I never thought of that! /ɪˈɡæd; iːˈɡæd/ interjection 1. (archaic) a mild oath or expression of surprise 1670s, I gad, a softened oath, second element God, first uncertain; perhaps it represents exclamation ah.
[ee-gal] /ˈi gæl/ adjective, Archaic. 1. .
- Egads switch
noun phrase [1950s+ Astronautics; chicken fr the sense ”coward”; egads an acronym for electronic ground automatic destruct sequencer and coincides with an archaic interjection of dismay] Related Terms chicken switch
noun 1. . noun, Astronomy. 1. a type of galaxy having the shape of a spheroid or ellipsoid, rather than a disk. elliptical galaxy (ĭ-lĭp’tĭ-kəl) The most common type of galaxy, ranging in shape from nearly spherical (classified as E0) to greatly elongated (classified as E7). Elliptical galaxies vary greatly in size and include some […]