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 zodiac tableb : one born under the sign of Sagittarius
Examples of sagittarius in a sentence
Are you a Sagittarius or a Capricorn?
Origin and Etymology of sagittarius
Latin (genitive Sagittarii), literally, archer, from sagitta
First Known Use: 14th century
SAGITTARIUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of Sagittarius for English Language Learners
: 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
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