Main definitions of Galilean in English

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Galilean1

adjective

  • Relating to Galileo or his methods.

    • ‘Exegetes find few texts more baffling than four lines that Matthew attributes to Jesus during the course of his Galilean ministry.’
    • ‘If he did see one of the Galilean satellites, then it would have been Ganymede which is the brightest of the four.’
    • ‘The image also shows Jupiter and three of the four Galilean satellites: Callisto, Ganymede, and Europa.’
    • ‘Galileo is credited with the discovery of Jupiter's four largest moons: Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto, now called the Galilean satellites in his honor.’
    • ‘Friday has planetary rings in one room and Galilean satellites and planetary magnetospheres in the other.’
    • ‘That means that it had to form outside the orbit of at least Io and probably farther out than that, and then somehow its orbit was perturbed to bring it in close to Jupiter, past the Galilean satellites in its way.’
    • ‘This is similar to the ‘constant’ g, the free-fall acceleration near Earth's surface, as it appears, say, in Galilean mechanics.’
    • ‘There was the Galilean defeat and the Copernican defeat and the Darwinian defeat and the Einsteinian defeat.’
    • ‘Just as the observer on that old Galilean ship can conclude that the dock is leaving the ship, rather than the other way around, so a man falling from a roof can consider himself at rest and the remainder of the universe to be in motion.’
    • ‘The waning Moon occults, or passes in front of, Jupiter and its four Galilean satellites on the 7th.’
    • ‘The Moon is not as large as any planet other than distant little Pluto but is of the same scale as the Galilean satellites of Jupiter.’
    • ‘The radiation environment improves with increasing distance from the planet, but the Galilean satellites (especially Io) present a daunting technical challenge to planned landing missions.’
    • ‘Einstein resolved this paradox by recognizing that Galilean invariance is just an approximation, valid for speeds much smaller than the speed of light.’
    • ‘The time that the four Galilean satellites take to circuit that planet can be measured, and also the sizes of their orbits.’
    • ‘The occultations and transits of Io, the Galilean moon closest to Jupiter, begin about every twenty-one hours and last just over two hours.’
    • ‘The article by Torrence Johnson on page 77 discusses the remarkable diversity of the Galilean satellites, the first planetary system discovered other than our own.’
    • ‘We have considered the Moon and planets crossing the Sun or the stars, Jupiter eclipsing the Galilean satellites, and measuring the sizes of asteroids and comets.’
    • ‘The Galilean transformation is simple because time coordinates are unchanged, so that: t = t’.’
    • ‘These effects are a direct consequence of the Einstein's velocity addition rule that, unlike the Galilean velocity addition rule, includes the universal speed of light explicitly.’
    • ‘Thursday's Astronomy Picture of the Day of the Moon and Jupiter even captures the Galilean satellites.’

Pronunciation

Galilean

/ˌɡaləˈlēən/

Main definitions of Galilean in English

: Galilean1Galilean2

Galilean2

adjective

  • 1Relating to Galilee.

    • ‘Citizen Paul of Tarsus is allotted a Galilean ancestry and a wife and family who may have died in some calamity.’
    • ‘I wonder where the Galilean carpenter fits into such a scheme of things.’
    • ‘The film is remarkable for only two things: its use of the original languages (although it is highly dubious whether a Galilean peasant would have known Latin) and the violence.’
    • ‘Even if one accepts his possibly overstated emphasis on the New Testament as a creation of the Jewish diaspora and not of Palestinian and Galilean Jews, problems remain when their work is presented as so brilliantly contrived.’
    • ‘Jesus looked at Peter and saw in him not only a Galilean fisherman but one who had it in him to become the rock on which his church would be built.’
    • ‘Therefore, the narrative section of Book II (Matthew chapters 8 and 9) assembles ten miracle stories from Jesus' Galilean ministry.’
    • ‘His initial attempts to modernise the undergraduate syllabus were temporarily stalled on the argument that ‘if Galilean fishermen could cope with lots of New Testament Greek, how much more could Oxford undergraduates’.’
    1. 1.1archaic, derogatory Christian.
      • ‘Perhaps these Galilean parables aren't so different from the large-scale dramas in this month's Exodus history and psalmist liturgy.’

noun

  • 1A native of Galilee.

    • ‘The Aramaic dialect of Galileans was also noticeable by Judeans and another subject of derision.’
    • ‘The Galilean, sir, was a paladin for the destitute, the downtrodden, the impecunious hoi polloi.’
    • ‘For three of the four Galileans, however, the number eight assumed physical significance.’
    • ‘To them, the Galileans were provincials whose accent seemed coarse and unrefined.’
    • ‘Jesus makes no distinction between the Galileans, the men killed by the tower, and those listening.’
    • ‘Galilee was very much at the edges of Jewish society, and Galileans were looked down on.’
    • ‘You are Jesus of Nazareth, living in the time when Pontius Pilate slaughtered innocent Galileans and mingled their blood with their sacrifices.’
    • ‘In discussing the need for repentance, Jesus alludes to certain Galileans being killed by Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea.’
    • ‘It is unrealistic to expect all our answers to come from a long dead Englishman, let alone a pale Galilean.’
    • ‘The murder of the innocent Galileans was clearly a moral evil of terrorism by cruel Roman soldiers.’
    • ‘Two soldiers from the governor's guards held the Galileans and lay them down on the humid tiling.’
    • ‘They just brought up the issue about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.’
    • ‘So it was that the young Roman and the old Galilean had come to frequent each other, at Lugdunum Converanum.’
    • ‘God's ordained powers, she kept their godless wrath from falling on that trembling youth; her eyes fixed on the Savior, who on her behalf stood interceding, she fulfilled the call of those who walk the Galilean's path unfazed.’
    • ‘Jesus didn't give an answer when questioned about those Galileans and Jerusalemites because there isn't one.’
    1. 1.1archaic, derogatory A Christian.
      • ‘Of his anti-Christian critique, Against the Galileans, only fragments remain.’

Pronunciation

Galilean

/ˌɡaləˈlēən/