Constellate vs Constellation - What's the difference?

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Constellate is a related term of constellation.

As a verb constellate

is to combine as a cluster.

As a noun constellation is

an arbitrary formation of stars perceived as a figure or pattern.




  • To combine as a cluster.
  • To fit, adorn (as if) with constellations.
  • To (form a) cluster.
  • * 2013 , (Hilary Mantel), ‘Royal Bodies’, London Review of Books , 35.IV:
  • It’s no surprise that so much fiction constellates around the subject of Henry and his wives.
  • To shine with united radiance, or one general light.
  • * Boyle
  • The several things which engage our affections shine forth and constellate in God.




    (en noun)
  • An arbitrary formation of stars perceived as a figure or pattern.
  • An image associated with a group of stars.
  • (astronomy) Any of the 88 officially recognized regions of the sky, including all stars and celestial bodies in the region.
  • (astrology) The configuration of planets at a given time (notably of birth), as used for determining a horoscope.
  • (figuratively) A wide, seemingly unlimited assortment.
  • * A constellation of possibilities.
  • * {{quote-book, year=2006, author=
  • , title=Internal Combustion , chapter=2 citation , passage=Throughout the 1500s, the populace roiled over a constellation of grievances of which the forest emerged as a key focal point. The popular late Middle Ages fictional character Robin Hood, dressed in green to symbolize the forest, dodged fines for forest offenses and stole from the rich to give to the poor. But his appeal was painfully real and embodied the struggle over wood.}}
  • A configuration or grouping.
  • * Your computer's software constellation helps you do your work faster.
  • Synonyms
    * (arbitrary formation of stars) asterism * See also

    Derived terms

    * constellatory

    See also

    * ("constellation" on Wikipedia) * asterism * ----