Definitions for: Capricorn

[n] the tenth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about December 22 to January 19
[n] a faint zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Sagittarius and Aquarius
[n] (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Capricorn

Webster (1913) Definition: Cap"ri*corn, n. [L. capricornus; caper goat + cornu
horn: cf. F. capricorne.]
1. (Astron.) The tenth sign of zodiac, into which the sun
enters at the winter solstice, about December 21. See

The sun was entered into Capricorn. --Dryden.

2. (Astron.) A southern constellation, represented on ancient
monuments by the figure of a goat, or a figure with its
fore part like a fish.

Capricorn beetle (Zo["o]l.), any beetle of the family
Carambucid[ae]; one of the long-horned beetles. The
larv[ae] usually bore into the wood or bark of trees and
shrubs and are often destructive. See Girdler, Pruner.

Synonyms: Capricon the Goat, Capricornus, Goat, Goat

See Also: constellation, house, human, individual, mansion, mortal, person, planetary house, sign, sign of the zodiac, somebody, someone, soul, star sign, zodiac

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