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zo·di·ac

 (zō′dē-ăk′)
n.
1.
a. Astronomy A band of the celestial sphere extending about 8° to either side of the ecliptic that represents the path of the principal planets, the moon, and the sun.
b. In astrology, this band divided into 12 equal parts called signs, each 30° wide, bearing the name of a constellation for which it was originally named but with which it no longer coincides owing to the precession of the equinoxes.
c. A diagram or figure representing the zodiac.
2. A complete circuit; a circle.

[Middle English, from Old French zodiaque, from Latin zōdiacus, from Greek zōidiakos (kuklos), (circle) of the zodiac, from zōidion, small represented figure, zodiacal sign, diminutive of zōion, living being; see zoon.]

zo·di′a·cal (-dī′ə-kəl) adj.

zodiac

(ˈzəʊdɪˌæk)
n
1. (Astrology) an imaginary belt extending 8° either side of the ecliptic, which contains the 12 zodiacal constellations and within which the moon and planets appear to move. It is divided into 12 equal areas, called signs of the zodiac, each named after the constellation which once lay in it. See zodiacal constellation
2. (Astrology) astrology a diagram, usually circular, representing this belt and showing the symbols, illustrations, etc, associated with each of the 12 signs of the zodiac, used to predict the future
3. rare a complete circuit; circle
[C14: from Old French zodiaque, from Latin zōdiacus, from Greek zōidiakos (kuklos) (circle) of signs, from zōidion animal sign, carved figure, from zōion animal]
zodiacal adj

zo•di•ac

(ˈzoʊ diˌæk)

n.
1. an imaginary belt extending about 8° on each side of the ecliptic and containing the paths of the sun, moon, and principal planets through 12 constellations or signs.
2. a diagram representing this and often containing the symbol for each sign of the zodiac.
3. a circuit or round.
[1350–1400; Middle English zodiaque < Latin zōdiacus < Greek zōidiakòs(kýklos) signal (circle) <zṓidi(on) animal sign (zô(ion) animal]
zo•di•a•cal (zoʊˈdaɪ ə kəl) adj.

zo·di·ac

(zō′dē-ăk′)
A band of the celestial sphere that extends about eight degrees both north and south of the ecliptic. It represents the path of the planets, the sun, and the moon.

Zodiac

 a recurrent series; a round; a set of twelve.
Examples: zodiac of the twelve apostles, 1631; of my expectations, 1609; of fcasts, 1856; of life, 1560; of learned lives, 1742; of wit, 1586.

zodiac

1. An imaginary band, viewed as if from the centre of the solar system, and divided into twelve segments of 30 degrees. Each segment is named after a nearby constellation of stars.
2. A zone divided into 12 constellations along the ecliptic.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zodiac - a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes
celestial sphere, empyrean, firmament, heavens, vault of heaven, welkin, sphere - the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected
region, part - the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space"
exaltation - the location of a planet in the zodiac at which it is believed to exert its maximum influence
mansion, planetary house, sign of the zodiac, star sign, sign, house - (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
Aquarius - a zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Capricornus and Pisces
Aries - a small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Pisces and Taurus
Cancer - a small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Leo and Gemini
Capricornus, Capricorn - a faint zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Sagittarius and Aquarius
Gemini - a zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere between Taurus and Cancer on the ecliptic
Leo - a zodiacal constellation in northern hemisphere between Cancer and Virgo
Libra - a small faint zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Virgo and Scorpius
Pisces - a large faint zodiacal constellation; between Aquarius and Aries
Sagittarius - a large zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Scorpius and Capricornus
Scorpius, Scorpio - a large zodiacal constellation between Libra and Sagittarius
Taurus - a zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere near Orion; between Aries and Gemini
Virgo - a large zodiacal constellation on the equator; between Leo and Libra
2.zodiac - (astrology) a circular diagram representing the 12 zodiacal constellations and showing their signszodiac - (astrology) a circular diagram representing the 12 zodiacal constellations and showing their signs
diagram - a drawing intended to explain how something works; a drawing showing the relation between the parts
astrology, star divination - a pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon

zodiac

Signs of the Zodiac

Aquarius (the Water Carrier), Aries (the Ram), Cancer (the Crab), Capricorn (the Goat), Gemini (the Twins), Leo (the Lion), Libra (the Scales), Pisces (the Fishes), Sagittarius (the Archer), Scorpio (the Scorpion), Taurus (the Bull), Virgo (the Virgin)

Chinese animal years

ChineseEnglishYears
ShuRat19601972198419962008
NiuOx19611973198519972009
HuTiger19621974198619982010
TuHare19631975198719992011
LongDragon19641976198820002012
SheSerpent19651977198920012013
MaHorse19661978199020022014
YangSheep19671979199120032015
HouMonkey19681980199220042016
JiCock19691981199320052017
GouDog19701982199420062018
ZhuBoar19711983199520072019
Translations
zvěrokruhzvířetník
dyrekreds
zodiako
eläinrata
horoskop
十二宮
12궁도
zodiak
จักรราศี
hoàng đạo

zodiac

[ˈzəʊdɪæk] Nzodíaco m

zodiac

[ˈzəʊdiæk] nzodiaque m
the signs of the zodiac → les signes du zodiaque

zodiac

nTierkreis m; signs of the zodiacTierkreiszeichen pl

zodiac

[ˈzəʊdɪæk] nzodiaco

zodiac

دَائِرَةُ البُرُوج zvěrokruh dyrekreds Tierkreis ζωδιακός κύκλος zodíaco eläinrata zodiaque horoskop zodiaco 十二宮 12궁도 dierenriem zodiak zodiak zodíaco зодиак zodiak จักรราศี burçlar kuşağı hoàng đạo 十二宫
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For there and then, for several consecutive years, Moby Dick had been periodically descried, lingering in those waters for awhile, as the sun, in its annual round, loiters for a predicted interval in any one sign of the Zodiac.
Zoned by those letters you saw the likeness of three Andes' summits; from one a flame; a tower on another; on the third a crowing cock; while arching over all was a segment of the partitioned zodiac, the signs all marked with their usual cabalistics, and the keystone sun entering the equinoctial point at Libra.
Look you, Doubloon, your zodiac here is the life of man in one round chapter; and now I'll read it off, straight out of the book.
here comes Queequeg --all tattooing --looks like the signs of the Zodiac himself.
He ended; and th' Arch-Angel soon drew nigh, Not in his shape Celestial, but as Man Clad to meet Man; over his lucid Armes A militarie Vest of purple flowd Livelier then MELIBOEAN, or the graine Of SARRA, worn by Kings and Hero's old In time of Truce; IRIS had dipt the wooff; His starrie Helme unbuckl'd shew'd him prime In Manhood where Youth ended; by his side As in a glistering ZODIAC hung the Sword, Satans dire dread, and in his hand the Spear.
He showed me also, in one of his books, the figures of the sun, moon, and stars, the zodiac, the tropics, and polar circles, together with the denominations of many plains and solids.
It was starlight and I explained the Signs of the Zodiac to her, and pointed out Mars, a bright dot of light creeping zenithward, towards which so many telescopes were pointed.
This throws our actions into perspective; and as crabs, goats, scorpions, the balance and the waterpot lose their meanness when hung as signs in the zodiac, so I can see my own vices without heat in the distant persons of Solomon, Alcibiades, and Catiline.
Try the test I told thee of, Sancho," said Don Quixote, "and don't mind any other, for thou knowest nothing about colures, lines, parallels, zodiacs, ecliptics, poles, solstices, equinoxes, planets, signs, bearings, the measures of which the celestial and terrestrial spheres are composed; if thou wert acquainted with all these things, or any portion of them, thou wouldst see clearly how many parallels we have cut, what signs we have seen, and what constellations we have left behind and are now leaving behind.
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