Definition of Perseus in US English:


proper noun

  • 1Greek Mythology
    The son of Zeus and Danae, a hero celebrated for many achievements. Riding the winged horse Pegasus, he cut off the head of the Gorgon Medusa and gave it to Athena; he also rescued and married Andromeda, and became king of Tiryns in Greece.

  • 2Astronomy
    A large northern constellation which includes a dense part of the Milky Way. It contains several star clusters and the variable star Algol.

    1. 2.1as genitive Persei /ˈpərsēˌī/ Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in the constellation Perseus.
      ‘the star Delta Persei’