Ar·​i·​es | \ ˈer-ˌēz How to pronounce Aries (audio) , -ē-ˌēz, ˈa-rēz, -rē-ˌēz \

Definition of Aries

1a : 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.

First Known Use of Aries

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

History and Etymology for Aries

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

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“Aries.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of Aries

: the first sign of the zodiac : the sign of the zodiac that comes between Pisces and Taurus and has a ram as its symbol
: a person born under the sign of Aries : a person born between March 21 and April 19


Ar·​ies | \ ˈer-ˌēz How to pronounce Aries (audio) , ˈer-ē-ˌēz \

Kids Definition of Aries

1 : a constellation between Pisces and Taurus imagined as a ram
2 : the first sign of the zodiac or a person born under this sign

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