Astronomy. the Centaur, a southern constellation between Lupus and Vela, containing the triple-star system Alpha Centauri.
noun (Latin genitive) Centauri (sɛnˈtɔːraɪ)
a conspicuous extensive constellation in the S hemisphere, close to the Southern Cross, that contains two first magnitude stars, Alpha Centauri and Beta Centauri, and the globular cluster Omega Centauri Also called The Centaur
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near the Southern Cross and Libra. Centaurus (the Centaur) contains Alpha Centauri, the star nearest Earth.
any of various plants belonging to the genus Centaurium, of the gentian family, having clusters of small pink or red flowers. any of several other plants of the genera Centaurea and Sabatia. Historical Examples noun (pl) -ries any Eurasian plant of the genus Centaurium, esp C. erythraea, having purplish-pink flowers and formerly believed to have […]
the 100th part of the monetary units of various nations, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Mexico, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Peru, and the Philippines. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples noun (pl) -vos a monetary unit of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, the […]
pertaining to or having lived 100 years. a person who has reached the age of 100. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples noun a person who is at least 100 years old adjective being at least 100 years old of or relating to a centenarian n. 1805, “person 100 years old,” from centenary + -ian. As an […]
of or relating to a period of 100 years. recurring once in every 100 years: a centenary celebration. a centennial. a period of 100 years; century. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples adjective of or relating to a period of 100 years occurring once every 100 years noun (pl) -naries a 100th anniversary or its celebration adj. […]