noun, genitive A·ri·e·tis [uh-rahy-i-tis] /əˈraɪ ɪ tɪs/.
- the first sign of the zodiac: the cardinal fire sign.
- a person born under this sign, usually between March 21st and April 19th.
Origin of Aries
Examples from the Web for aries
Her firm, Aries Petra Consulting, made $38,000 for speechwriting.
ARIES The Sun in Scorpio brings to light the ways you connect deeply with other people and “the all.”
ARIES Coming out of an info-gathering phase, you must put down emotional roots lest you get lost in spinning thoughts.
ARIES Relationships pose challenges but present chances for growth.
ARIES Hold firm to principles, especially when negotiating joint financial deals or partnerships.
Aries children should be very carefully and tenderly brought up.The Scrap Book. Volume 1, No. 2|Various
The head of the beast is characterized by a clearly traced pentagon, about 20° southeast of Aries.A Field Book of the Stars|William Tyler Olcott
At an ancient church, in the suburbs of Aries, are some hundreds of ancient stone coffins, along the road-side.
There is nothing remarkable about either of these groups, except that Aries is one of the twelve zodiacal constellations.Astronomy for Young Folks|Isabel Martin Lewis
The name is applied in the Antonine Itinerary to these extensions, and even to the prolongation to Aries.
British Dictionary definitions for aries
noun Latin genitive Arietis (əˈraɪɪtɪs)
- Also called: the Ram the first sign of the zodiac, symbol ♈, having a cardinal fire classification, ruled by the planet Mars. The sun is in this sign between about March 21 and April 19
- a person born during the period when the sun is in this sign
Word Origin for Aries
Word Origin and History for aries
zodiac constellation usually identified as "the Ram," late Old English, from Latin aires "ram" (cf. arietare "to butt"), from a PIE root meaning "spring, jump" (cf. Lithuanian erytis, Old Church Slavonic jarici, Armenian oroj "lamb;" Greek eriphos, Old Irish heirp "kid"). Meaning "person born under the sign of Aries" is from 1894; they also have been called Arian (1917).