noun \ˈer-ˌēz, -ē-ˌēz, ˈa-rēz, -rē-ˌēz\

: the first sign of the zodiac : the sign of the zodiac that comes between Pisces and Taurus and has a ram as its symbol

: a person born under the sign of Aries : a person born between March 21 and April 19

Full Definition of ARIES

a :  the first sign of the zodiac in astrology — see zodiac table
b :  one born under the sign of Aries
:  a constellation between Pisces and Taurus pictured as a ram

Examples of ARIES

  1. My friend is an Aries and I'm a Taurus.

Origin of ARIES

Latin (genitive Arietis), literally, ram; perhaps akin to Greek eriphos kid, Old Irish heirp she-goat
First Known Use: before 12th century


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

(Latin: “Ram”) In astronomy, the constellation lying between Pisces and Taurus; in astrology, the first sign of the zodiac, governing approximately the period March 21–April 19. It is represented by a ram, which is sometimes identified with the Egyptian god Amon. In Greek mythology Aries was identified with the ram that carried the prince Phrixus out of Thessaly to Colchis. Phrixus sacrificed the ram to Zeus, who placed it in the heavens as a constellation. Its golden fleece was later recovered by Jason.


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