plural in form but singular in construction
: a zodiacal constellation directly south of Andromeda
: the 12th sign of the zodiac in astrology see Signs of the Zodiac Table
: one born under this sign

Examples of Pisces in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Therefore, someone with their rising sign in Scorpio is going to pair well with their fellow water signs: Pisces and Cancer. Aliza Pelto, Women's Health, 24 June 2023 There is an exceptionally rare angle happening overhead as exuberant Jupiter in Taurus makes a lovely and supportive sextile to masterful Saturn in Pisces at 11:53 am EDT. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 19 June 2023 What happens when Saturn goes retrograde in Pisces on June 17? Emily Newhouse, Allure, 15 June 2023 No more putting your own needs on the back burner, Pisces. Dossé-Via, refinery29.com, 5 June 2023 Portland is the largest city in Oregon, blending a perfect mix of green spaces with a thriving art as well as food scene, guiding Pisces in this reinvention process. Krista Simmons, Sunset Magazine, 12 Apr. 2023 On June 17, Saturn, the planet of challenge, begins its four-and-a-half month retrograde in the sign of Pisces, one day before the Gemini new moon. Dossé-Via, refinery29.com, 30 May 2023 With Saturn in Pisces,your challenge is to cultivate your creative outlets. Katharine Merlin, Town & Country, 16 Apr. 2023 The Moon twirls into watery Pisces, cranking up our sentiments. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 13 May 2023 See More

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Word History


Middle English, from Latin (genitive Piscium), from plural of piscis fish — more at fish

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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

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Cite this Entry

“Pisces.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pisces. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


Pi·​sces ˈpī-ˌsēz How to pronounce Pisces (audio)
: a group of stars between Aquarius and Aries usually pictured as a pair of fish
: the 12th sign of the zodiac see zodiac
: a person whose sign of the zodiac is Pisces

Medical Definition


noun plural
ˈpī-ˌsēz also ˈpi-
in some classifications
: a class of vertebrates comprising all the fishes and sometimes the cyclostomes and lancelets

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