Taurus

noun
Tau·​rus | \ ˈtȯr-əs How to pronounce Taurus (audio) \

Definition of Taurus

1 : a zodiacal constellation that contains the Pleiades and Hyades and is represented pictorially by a bull's forequarters
2a : 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

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

First Known Use of Taurus

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Taurus

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

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Taurotragus

Taurus

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“Taurus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Taurus. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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Taurus

noun
Tau·​rus | \ ˈtȯr-əs How to pronounce Taurus (audio) \

Kids Definition of Taurus

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

Taurus geographical name

Tau·​rus | \ ˈtȯr-əs How to pronounce Taurus (audio) \
variants: or Turkish Toros \ tȯ-​ˈrȯs How to pronounce Taurus (audio) \

Definition of Taurus

mountains in southern Turkey parallel to the Mediterranean Sea coast

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