- the tenth sign of the zodiac: the cardinal earth sign.
- a person born under this sign, usually between December 22nd and January 19th.
Examples from the Web for capricorn
Taurus longs for emotional healing, Virgo gets compulsive, and Capricorn trusts his instinct.
CAPRICORN If ever you should go with your gut, now is the time.
CAPRICORN Communication is likely to break down this week with Mars opposing a battle-worn Chiron in Pisces.
Pluto in Capricorn, trine Jupiter, says you heal through creative expression, by finding humor even in horror.
Libra pairs up for a project, Capricorn gets flashbacks, and Scorpio puts out fires.
But in the region which lies south of the Tropic of Capricorn, outside the region of trade-winds, the exact reverse holds.South America Observations and Impressions|James Bryce
I found this point to lay directly under the Tropic of Capricorn, and for that reason call it by that Name.
They will find their best friends among those born under Capricorn and Libra.The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 3|Various
The horse in Job swallows the ground2 in a figure of speech; the Capricorn's grub eats its way literally.The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles|Jean Henri Fabre
In December he has once more retreated to the southern tropic (Capricorn), and it is comparative winter.
British Dictionary definitions for capricorn
- Also called: the Goat, Capricornus the tenth sign of the zodiac, symbol ♑, having a cardinal earth classification and ruled by the planet Saturn. The sun is in this sign between about Dec 22 and Jan 19
- a person born during the period when the sun is in this sign
Word Origin for Capricorn
Word Origin and History for capricorn
zodiac sign, late Old English, from Latin Capricornus, literally "horned like a goat," from caper (genitive capri) "goat" (see cab) + cornu "horn" (see horn (n.)); a loan-translation of Greek Aigokheros, the name of the constellation. Extended 1894 to persons born under the sign.