Sag·it·tar·i·us | \ˌsa-jə-ˈter-ē-əs \

Definition of Sagittarius 

1 : a southern zodiacal constellation pictured as a centaur shooting an arrow and containing the point in the sky where the center of the Milky Way galaxy is located

2a : the ninth sign of the zodiac in astrology — see Signs of the Zodiac Table

b : one born under the sign of Sagittarius

Examples of Sagittarius in a Sentence

Are you a Sagittarius or a Capricorn?

First Known Use of Sagittarius

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Sagittarius

Latin (genitive Sagittarii), literally, archer, from sagitta

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English Language Learners Definition of Sagittarius

: the ninth sign of the zodiac : the sign that comes between Scorpio and Capricorn and that has a centaur shooting a bow and arrow as its symbol

: a person born under the sign Sagittarius : a person born between November 22 and December 21


Sag·it·tar·i·us | \ˌsa-jə-ˈter-ē-əs \

Kids Definition of Sagittarius

1 : a constellation between Scorpio and Capricorn imagined as a centaur

2 : the ninth sign of the zodiac or a person born under this sign

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