Aries

noun

Ar·​i·​es ˈer-ˌēz How to pronounce Aries (audio)
-ē-ˌēz,
ˈa-rēz,
-rē-ˌēz
1
a
: the first sign of the zodiac in astrology see Signs of the Zodiac Table
b
: one born under the sign of Aries
2
: a constellation between Pisces and Taurus pictured as a ram

Examples of Aries in a Sentence

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

Word History

Etymology

Latin (genitive Arietis), literally, ram; perhaps akin to Greek eriphos kid, Old Irish heirp she-goat

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of Aries was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Aries.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aries. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

Aries

noun
Ar·​i·​es ˈer-(ē-)ˌēz How to pronounce Aries (audio)
ˈar-
1
a
: the first sign of the zodiac see zodiac
b
: a person whose sign of the zodiac is Aries
2
: a group of stars between Pisces and Taurus usually pictured as a ram

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