Capricorn definition

kăprĭ-kôrn
(place, proper) Capricornus.
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(place, proper) The tenth sign of the zodiac, entered by the sun about Dec. 22
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A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Aquarius and Sagittarius. Capricorn (the Goat) is the tenth sign of the zodiac.
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A person born under this sign.
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The tenth sign of the zodiac in astrology.
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One who is born under this sign.
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(astronomy): Capricornus.
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(astrology): The zodiac sign for the goat, ruled by Saturn and covering December 23 - January 20 (tropical astrology) or January 15 - February 14 (sidereal astrology).
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Someone with a Capricorn star sign.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
capricorn
Plural:
capricorns

Origin of capricorn

  • Middle English Capricorne from Latin Capricornus caper capr- goat cornū horn ker-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary