[ pahy-seez, pis-eez ]

noun,genitive Pis·ci·um [pish-ee-uhm], /ˈpɪʃ i əm/, for 1.
  1. Astronomy. the Fishes, a zodiacal constellation between Aries and Aquarius.

  2. Astrology.

    • the twelfth sign of the zodiac: the mutable water sign.

    • a person born under this sign, usually between February 19th and March 20th.

  1. the class of vertebrates comprising the fish and sometimes including, in certain classifications, the cyclostomes.

Origin of Pisces

<New Latin, Latin piscēs, plural of piscisfish

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British Dictionary definitions for Pisces


/ (ˈpaɪsiːz, ˈpɪ-) /

nounLatin genitive Piscium (ˈpaɪsɪəm)
  1. astronomy a faint extensive zodiacal constellation lying between Aquarius and Aries on the ecliptic

  2. astrology

    • Also called: the Fishes the twelfth sign of the zodiac, symbol ♓, having a mutable water classification and ruled by the planets Jupiter and Neptune. The sun is in this sign between about Feb 19 and March 20

    • a person born when the sun is in this sign

    • a taxonomic group that comprises all fishes: See fish (def. 1)

    • a taxonomic group that comprises the bony fishes only: See teleost

  1. astrology born under or characteristic of Pisces

Origin of Pisces

C14: Latin: the fishes
  • Also (for senses 2b, 4): Piscean (ˈpaɪsɪən)

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Scientific definitions for Pisces


[ sēz ]

  1. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Aries and Pegasus. Pisces (the Fishes) is the twelfth sign of the zodiac.

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