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Sagittarius

noun Sag·it·tar·i·us \-ē-əs\

: the ninth sign of the zodiac : the sign that comes between Scorpio and Capricorn and that has a centaur shooting a bow and arrow as its symbol

: a person born under the sign Sagittarius : a person born between November 22 and December 21

Full Definition of SAGITTARIUS

1
:  a southern zodiacal constellation pictured as a centaur shooting an arrow and containing the point in the sky where the center of the Milky Way galaxy is located
2
a :  the ninth sign of the zodiac in astrology — see zodiac table
b :  one born under the sign of Sagittarius

Examples of SAGITTARIUS

  1. Are you a Sagittarius or a Capricorn?

Origin of SAGITTARIUS

Latin (genitive Sagittarii), literally, archer, from sagitta
First Known Use: 14th century
SAGITTARIUS Defined for Kids

Sagittarius

noun Sag·it·tar·i·us \ˌsa-jə-ˈter-ē-əs\

Definition of SAGITTARIUS for Kids

1
:  a constellation between Scorpio and Capricorn imagined as a centaur
2
:  the ninth sign of the zodiac or a person born under this sign

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