[me-see-dawr] /mɛ siˈdɔr/
(in the French Revolutionary calendar) the tenth month of the year, extending from June 19 to July 18.
the month of harvest: the tenth month of the French revolutionary calendar, extending from June 20 to July 19
[mes-ee-ey; French me-syey] /ˈmɛs iˌeɪ; French mɛˈsyeɪ/ noun 1. Charles [sharl] /ʃarl/ (Show IPA), 1730–1817, French astronomer. [mes-ee] /ˈmɛs i/ adjective, messier, messiest. 1. characterized by a dirty, untidy, or disordered condition: a messy room. 2. causing a : a messy recipe; messy work. 3. embarrassing, difficult, or unpleasant: a messy political situation. 4. characterized […]
noun, Astronomy. 1. a catalog of nonstellar objects compiled by Charles Messier in 1784 and later slightly extended, now known to contain nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters. Messier catalog (měs’ē-ā’, mě-syā’) A group of fixed nonstellar celestial objects originally cataloged by the French astronomer Charles Messier (1730-1817) and since expanded from 103 to 110, although […]
- Messier catalogue
/ˈmɛsɪeɪ/ noun 1. (astronomy) a catalogue of 103 nonstellar objects, such as nebulae and galaxies, prepared in 1781–86. An object is referred to by its number in this catalogue, for example the Andromeda Galaxy is referred to as M31
noun, Astronomy. 1. a number (preceded by M) designating the 109 double stars, clusters, nebulae, and galaxies in the Messier catalog.