Meaning of pleiad in English:


Pronunciation /ˈplʌɪəd/


  • An outstanding group of seven people or things.

    ‘the celebrated pleiad of French poets’
    • ‘From the constellation we have sketched out, there emerges an inspirational (although this a subjective preference) pleiad of authors, who in the last five years or so have produced a range of suggestive and effective literary works.’
    • ‘The Alexandrian Pleiad is the name given to a group of seven Alexandrian poets and tragedians in the 3rd century B.C.’


Early 17th century from Pleiades.