noun \ˈvər-(ˌ)gō, ˈvir-\

: the sixth sign of the zodiac that comes between Leo and Libra and that has a virgin as its symbol

: a person born under the sign of Virgo : a person born between August 23 and September 22

Full Definition of VIRGO

:  a zodiacal constellation on the celestial equator that lies due south of the handle of the Big Dipper and is pictured as a woman holding a spike of grain
a :  the sixth sign of the zodiac in astrology — see zodiac table
b :  one born under the sign of Virgo
Vir·go·an noun

Examples of VIRGO

  1. Are you a Virgo or a Libra?

Origin of VIRGO

Latin (genitive Virginis), literally, virgin
First Known Use: before 12th century


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In astronomy, the constellation lying between Leo and Libra; in astrology, the sixth sign of the zodiac, governing approximately the period August 23–September 22. Its symbol is a maiden carrying a sheaf of wheat. She has been identified with fertility goddesses such as Ishtar or with Persephone.


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