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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Galaxy  \Gal"ax*y\,  n.;  pl  {Galaxies}.  [F.  galaxie,  L.  galaxias, 
  fr  Gr  ?  (sc.  ?  circle),  fr  ?,  ?,  milk;  akin  to  L.  lac.  Cf 
  {Lacteal}.] 
  1.  (Astron.)  The  Milky  Way  that  luminous  tract,  or  belt, 
  which  is  seen  at  night  stretching  across  the  heavens,  and 
  which  is  composed  of  innumerable  stars,  so  distant  and 
  blended  as  to  be  distinguishable  only  with  the  telescope. 
  The  term  has  recently  been  used  for  remote  clusters  of 
  stars.  --Nichol. 
 
  2.  A  splendid  assemblage  of  persons  or  things 




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