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1. A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Scorpius and Capricorn.
a. The ninth sign of the zodiac in astrology.
b. One who is born under this sign. In all senses also called Archer.
[Middle English, from Latin Sagittārius, from sagittārius, archer, from sagitta, arrow.]
n, Latin genitive Sagittarii (ˌsædʒɪˈtɛərɪˌaɪ)
1. (Astronomy) astronomy a large conspicuous zodiacal constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Scorpius and Capricornus on the ecliptic and crossed by the Milky Way and containing the galactic centre
2. (Astrology) astrology
a. the ninth sign of the zodiac, symbol ♐, having a mutable fire classification and ruled by the planet Jupiter. The sun is in this sign between Nov 22 and Dec 21
b. a person born when the sun is in this sign
adjAlso (for senses 2b, 3): Sagittarian
(Astrology) astrology born under or characteristic of Sagittarius
[C14: from Latin: an archer, from sagitta an arrow]
Sag•it•tar•i•us(ˌsædʒ ɪˈtɛər i əs)
n. gen. -tar•i•i (-ˈtɛər iˌaɪ)
1. the Archer, a zodiacal constellation between Scorpius and Capricorn.
a. the ninth sign of the zodiac.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin sagittārius archer, derivative of sagitt(a) arrow]
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Scorpius and Capricornus.
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|Noun||1.||Sagittarius - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Sagittarius|
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
|2.||Sagittarius - a large zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Scorpius and Capricornus|
zodiac - a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes
|3.||Sagittarius - the ninth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about November 22 to December 21|
|4.||Sagittarius - type genus of the Sagittariidae |
bird genus - a genus of birds
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