(1) A constellation outside the zodiac that rotates around the North Star
- A large circumpolar constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a bear. It includes the familiar asterism the Big Dipper and the stars Mizar, Dubhe, and Alkaid.
- 1605 — Shakespeare, King Lear, i 2
- My father compounded with my mother under the dragon's tail, and my nativity was under ursa major.