Scorpio

noun

Scor·​pio ˈskȯr-pē-ˌō How to pronounce Scorpio (audio)
1
2
a
: 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.
Recent Examples on the Web But Venus is also dignified in Taurus, the opposite sign of Scorpio. Lisa Stardust, refinery29.com, 5 Dec. 2023 Read on to see what’s in store for your sign with your monthly tarot horoscope, Scorpio. Meghan Rose, Glamour, 1 Dec. 2023 You may also be preoccupied with your relationships this month, especially after your ruling planet, Venus, enters Scorpio on the 4th. Steph Koyfman, Condé Nast Traveler, 28 Nov. 2023 It’s gotta be either a Gemini or a Cancer again… or a Scorpio? Jack Irvin, Peoplemag, 21 Nov. 2023 Hailey Bieber may technically be a Sagittarius, but her early birthday dress is an all-out ode to Scorpio season. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 16 Nov. 2023 The days immediately following Christopher's death were challenging for Lo, who shares the Scorpio zodiac sign with his dear friend. Alex Ross, Peoplemag, 14 Nov. 2023 Campos points out that the sun and moon — both in Scorpio ATM — will be forming a conjunction with Mars, the Planet of Action, Frustration and War. Elizabeth Gulino, refinery29.com, 13 Nov. 2023 The songstress recently released her newest project, To Be Eaten Alive, giving fans a deeper insight into who the Scorpio artist truly is. Danielle Wright, Essence, 10 Nov. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Scorpio was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Scorpio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Scorpio. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

Scorpio

noun
Scor·​pio ˈskȯr-pē-ˌō How to pronounce Scorpio (audio)
1
: a group of stars between Libra and Sagittarius usually pictured as a scorpion
2
a
: the eighth sign of the zodiac see zodiac
b
: a person whose sign of the zodiac is Scorpio

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