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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Ur·sa Ma·jor /ˌɝsəˈmeʤɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ur·sa n.  Astron. Either one of the Bears. See the Phrases below.
 Ursa Major [L.], the Great Bear, one of the most conspicuous of the northern constellations. It is situated near the pole, and contains the stars which form the Dipper, or Charles's Wain, two of which are the Pointers, or stars which point towards the North Star.
 Ursa Minor [L.], the Little Bear, the constellation nearest the north pole. It contains the north star, or polestar, which is situated in the extremity of the tail.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wag·on·er n.
 1. One who conducts a wagon; one whose business it is to drive a wagon.
 2. Astron. The constellation Charles's Wain, or Ursa Major.  See Ursa major, under Ursa.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bear n.
 1. Zool. Any species of the genus Ursus, and of the closely allied genera.  Bears are plantigrade Carnivora, but they live largely on fruit and insects.
 Note: The European brown bear (Ursus arctos), the white polar bear (Ursus maritimus), the grizzly bear (Ursus horribilis), the American black bear, and its variety the cinnamon bear (Ursus Americanus), the Syrian bear (Ursus Syriacus), and the sloth bear, are among the notable species.
 2. Zool. An animal which has some resemblance to a bear in form or habits, but no real affinity; as, the woolly bear; ant bear; water bear; sea bear.
 3. Astron. One of two constellations in the northern hemisphere, called respectively the Great Bear and the Lesser Bear, or Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.
 4. Metaphorically: A brutal, coarse, or morose person.
 5. Stock Exchange A person who sells stocks or securities for future delivery in expectation of a fall in the market.
 Note:The bears and bulls of the Stock Exchange, whose interest it is, the one to depress, and the other to raise, stocks, are said to be so called in allusion to the bear's habit of pulling down, and the bull's of tossing up.
 6. Mach. A portable punching machine.
 7. Naut. A block covered with coarse matting; -- used to scour the deck.
 Australian bear. Zool. See Koala.
 Bear baiting, the sport of baiting bears with dogs.
 Bear caterpillar Zool., the hairy larva of a moth, esp. of the genus Euprepia.
 Bear garden. (a) A place where bears are kept for diversion or fighting. (b) Any place where riotous conduct is common or permitted. --M. Arnold.
 Bear leader, one who leads about a performing bear for money; hence, a facetious term for one who takes charge of a young man on his travels.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dip·per n.
 1. One who, or that which, dips; especially, a vessel used to dip water or other liquid; a ladle.
 2. Zool. (a) A small grebe; the dabchick. (b) The buffel duck. (c) The water ouzel (Cinolus aquaticus) of Europe. (d) The American dipper or ouzel (Cinclus Mexicanus).
 The Dipper Astron., the seven principal stars in the constellation of the Great Bear; popularly so called from their arrangement in the form of a dipper; -- called also Charles's Wain. See Ursa Major, under Ursa.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Ursa Major
      n : a constellation outside the Zodiac that rotates around the
          North Star [syn: Great Bear]