Sagittarius

noun
Sag·​it·​tar·​i·​us | \ ˌsa-jə-ˈter-ē-əs How to pronounce Sagittarius (audio) \

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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“Sagittarius.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sagittarius. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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Sagittarius

noun
Sag·​it·​tar·​i·​us | \ ˌsa-jə-ˈter-ē-əs How to pronounce Sagittarius (audio) \

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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