Capricorn



Astronomy. the Goat, a zodiacal constellation between Sagittarius and Aquarius.
Astrology.

the tenth sign of the zodiac: the cardinal earth sign.
a person born under this sign, usually between December 22nd and January 19th.

tropic of. See under tropic (def 1a).
Contemporary Examples

The Stars Predict Your Week Starsky + Cox September 23, 2011
What the Stars Hold for Your Week Starsky + Cox July 22, 2011
The Stars Predict Your Week Starsky + Cox October 28, 2011
What the Stars Hold for Your Week Starsky + Cox July 7, 2011
What the Stars Predict for Your Week Starsky + Cox August 19, 2011

Historical Examples

Chaucer’s Works, Volume 3 (of 7) Geoffrey Chaucer
The Bird Jules Michelet
The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles Jean Henri Fabre
Leadwork W. R. Lethaby
The Australian Explorers George Grimm

noun
(astrology)

Also called the Goat, Capricornus. the tenth sign of the zodiac, symbol ♑, having a cardinal earth classification and ruled by the planet Saturn. The sun is in this sign between about Dec 22 and Jan 19
a person born during the period when the sun is in this sign

(astronomy) another name for Capricornus
tropic of Capricorn, See tropic (sense 1)
adjective
(astrology) born under or characteristic of Capricorn
Capricorn (kāp’rĭ-kôrn’) or Capricornus
(kāp’rĭ-kôrn’)
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Aquarius and Sagittarius. Capricorn (the Goat) is the tenth sign of the zodiac.

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