[ skawr-pee-oh ]
/ ˈskɔr piˌoʊ /


Astronomy. Scorpius.
  1. the eighth sign of the zodiac: the fixed water sign.
  2. a person born under this sign, usually between October 23rd and November 21st.


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Origin of Scorpio

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin Scorpiō scorpion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for scorpio

/ (ˈskɔːpɪˌəʊ) /


Also called: the Scorpion astrology
  1. the eighth sign of the zodiac, symbol ♏, having a fixed water classification and ruled by the planet Mars and the dwarf planet Pluto. The sun is in this sign between about Oct 23 and Nov 21
  2. a person born during a period when the sun is in this sign
astronomy another name for Scorpius


astrology born under or characteristic of Scorpio
Also (for senses 1b, 3): Scorpionic (ˌskɔːpɪˈɒnɪk)

Word Origin for Scorpio

Latin: scorpion
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Scientific definitions for scorpio

[ skôrpē-əs ]
Scorpio (skôrpē-ō′)

A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Libra and Sagittarius. Scorpius (the Scorpion) contains the bright star Antares and is the eighth sign of the zodiac.
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