noun, genitive Sag·it·tar·i·i [saj-i-tair-ee-ahy] /ˌsædʒ ɪˈtɛər iˌaɪ/ for 1.
- the ninth sign of the zodiac: the mutable fire sign.
- a person born under this sign, usually between November 22nd and December 21st; a Sagittarian.
Origin of Sagittarius
Examples from the Web for sagittarius
Venus and Mercury in Sagittarius, from Wednesday, inspire deep philosophical thoughts.
And an emotional purge is in order, as ruler Mercury enters Sagittarius squaring Chiron and trining Mars.
Virgo navigates caveats, Cancer seeks knowledge, and Sagittarius breaks the rules.
SAGITTARIUS For any Sagittarian, there is a tendency to define yourself by how others see you.
SAGITTARIUS A sort of rebirth is in the stars as Mars enters Cancer, signaling Sagittarian psychological transformation.
Mr. Sagittarius started and Mrs. Bridgeman did the same and smiled.
"Ankles seems to be a very painful complaint, sir," said Mr. Sagittarius.
They ripen in autumn and last almost until the sun enters Sagittarius.The Pears of New York|U. P. Hedrick
The Trifid Nebula, situated in the constellation of Sagittarius, is an object of very strange shape.Astronomy of To-day|Cecil G. Dolmage
We've sent orders to the Sagittarius on Mercury to give you cover, and the Aquila has taken off from here.Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet|Harold Leland Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for sagittarius
noun Latin genitive Sagittarii (ˌsædʒɪˈtɛərɪˌaɪ)
- the ninth sign of the zodiac, symbol ♐, having a mutable fire classification and ruled by the planet Jupiter. The sun is in this sign between Nov 22 and Dec 21
- a person born when the sun is in this sign
Word Origin for Sagittarius
Word Origin and History for sagittarius
zodiac constellation, late Old English, from Latin, literally "archer," properly "pertaining to arrows," from sagitta "arrow," which probably is from a pre-Latin Mediterranean language. Meaning "person born under Sagittarius" (properly Sagittarian) is attested from 1940. It represents a centaur drawing a bow, but to modern observers unfamiliar with either it looks vaguely like a teapot.