Scor·​pio | \ ˈskȯr-pē-ˌō How to pronounce Scorpio (audio) \

Definition of Scorpio

1 : scorpius
2a : the eighth sign of the zodiac in astrology — see Signs of the Zodiac Table
b : one born under this sign

Examples of Scorpio in a Sentence

I'm a Virgo, and my sister is a Scorpio.

First Known Use of Scorpio

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Scorpio

Latin (genitive Scorpionis), from Greek Skorpios, literally, scorpion

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“Scorpio.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of Scorpio

: the eighth sign of the zodiac that comes between Libra and Sagittarius and that has a scorpion as its symbol
: a person born under the sign of Scorpio : a person born between October 24 and November 21


Scor·​pio | \ ˈskȯr-pē-ˌō How to pronounce Scorpio (audio) \

Kids Definition of Scorpio

1 : a constellation between Libra and Sagittarius imagined as a scorpion
2 : the eighth sign of the zodiac or a person born under this sign

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