[ skawr-pee-uhs ]

noun,genitive Scor·pi·i [skawr-pee-ahy]. /ˈskɔr piˌaɪ/. Astronomy.
  1. the Scorpion, a zodiacal constellation between Sagittarius and Libra, containing the bright star Antares.

Origin of Scorpius

<Latin <Greek skorpíosscorpion

Words Nearby Scorpius Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Scorpius in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Scorpius


/ (ˈskɔːpɪəs) /

nounLatin genitive Scorpii (ˈskɔːpɪˌaɪ)
  1. a large zodiacal constellation lying between Libra and Sagittarius and crossed by the Milky Way. It contains the first magnitude star Antares: Also called: Scorpio

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for Scorpius


[ skôrpē-əs ]

  1. 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.

The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.