Definitions for: Sagittarius


[n] type family of the Sagittariidae
[n] the ninth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about November 22 to December 21
[n] a large zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Scorpius and Capricornus
[n] (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Sagittarius



Webster (1913) Definition: Sag`it*ta"ri*us, n. [L., literally, an archer, fr.
sagittarius belonging to an arrow, fr. sagitta an arrow.]
(Astron.)
(a) The ninth of the twelve signs of the zodiac, which the
sun enters about November 22, marked thus
[[sagittarius]] in almanacs; the Archer.
(b) A zodiacal constellation, represented on maps and
globes as a centaur shooting an arrow.

Synonyms: Archer, Archer, genus Sagittarius, Sagittarius the Archer

See Also: bird genus, constellation, family Sagittariidae, house, human, individual, mansion, mortal, person, planetary house, Sagittariidae, Sagittarius serpentarius, secretary bird, sign, sign of the zodiac, somebody, someone, soul, star sign, zodiac

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