[ air-eez, -ee-eez ]
/ ˈɛər iz, -iˌiz /

noun, genitive A·ri·e·tis [uh-rahy-i-tis] /əˈraɪ ɪ tɪs/.

Astronomy. the Ram, a zodiacal constellation between Pisces and Taurus.
  1. the first sign of the zodiac: the cardinal fire sign.
  2. a person born under this sign, usually between March 21st and April 19th.

Origin of Aries

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin: ram Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for aries


/ (ˈɛəriːz) /

noun Latin genitive Arietis (əˈraɪɪtɪs)

astronomy a small zodiacal constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Taurus and Pisces on the ecliptic and having a second-magnitude star
  1. 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
  2. a person born during the period when the sun is in this sign


astrology born under or characteristic of Aries
Also (for senses 2b, 3): Arien (ˈɛərɪən)

Word Origin for Aries

C14: from Latin: ram
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Science definitions for aries


[ ârēz ]

A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Taurus and Pisces. Aries (the Ram) is the first sign of the zodiac.
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