noun \-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

:  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
a :  the ninth sign of the zodiac in astrology — see zodiac table
b :  one born under the sign of Sagittarius


  1. Are you a Sagittarius or a Capricorn?


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


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In astronomy, the constellation lying between Capricorn and Scorpio; in astrology, the ninth sign of the zodiac, governing approximately the period November 22–December 21. Its symbol is either a centaur shooting a bow and arrow or an arrow drawn across a bow. The association of this constellation with a mounted archer originated in Babylonia as early as the 11th century BC.


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