noun \ˈskr-pē-ˌō\

: the eighth sign of the zodiac that comes between Libra and Sagittarius and that has a scorpion as its symbol

: a person born under the sign of Scorpio : a person born between October 24 and November 21

Full Definition of SCORPIO

:  scorpius
a :  the eighth sign of the zodiac in astrology — see zodiac table
b :  one born under this sign

Examples of SCORPIO

  1. I'm a Virgo, and my sister is a Scorpio.

Origin of SCORPIO

Latin (genitive Scorpionis), from Greek Skorpios, literally, scorpion
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with SCORPIO

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noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In astronomy, the constellation lying between Libra and Sagittarius; in astrology, the eighth sign of the zodiac, governing approximately the period October 24–November 21. Its symbol, a scorpion, refers to the Greek myth of the scorpion that stung Orion. The story explains why the constellation of Orion sets as Scorpius rises in the sky. Another Greek myth says that a scorpion caused the horses of the sun to bolt when they were being driven by the inexperienced Phaethon.

Variants of SCORPIO

Scorpio or Scorpius


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