Taurus

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noun Tau·rus \ ˈtȯr-əs \

Definition of Taurus

1 :a zodiacal constellation that contains the Pleiades and Hyades and is represented pictorially by a bull's forequarters
2 a :the second sign of the zodiac in astrology
b :one born under the sign of Taurus — see Signs of the Zodiac Table

Examples of taurus in a Sentence

  1. My friend is an Aries while I'm a Taurus.

Origin and Etymology of taurus

Middle English, from Latin (genitive Tauri), literally, bull


Taurus

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geographical name Tau·rus \ ˈtȯr-əs \
variants: or Turkish Toros play \tȯ-ˈrȯs\

Definition of Taurus

mountains in southern Turkey parallel to the Mediterranean Sea coast

Examples of taurus in a Sentence

  1. My friend is an Aries while I'm a Taurus.


TAURUS Defined for English Language Learners

Taurus

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Definition of Taurus for English Language Learners

  • : the second sign of the zodiac that comes between Aries and Gemini and has a bull as its symbol

  • : a person born under the sign of Taurus : a person born between April 20 and May 20


Taurus

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noun

Definition of Taurus for English Language Learners

  • : the second sign of the zodiac that comes between Aries and Gemini and has a bull as its symbol

  • : a person born under the sign of Taurus : a person born between April 20 and May 20


TAURUS Defined for Kids

Taurus

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noun Tau·rus \ ˈtȯr-əs \

Definition of Taurus for Students

1 :a constellation between Aries and Gemini imagined as a bull
2 :the second sign of the zodiac or a person born under this sign


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