noun, genitive Tau·ri [tawr-ahy] /ˈtɔr aɪ/ for 1.
- the second sign of the zodiac: the fixed earth sign.
- a person born under this sign, usually between April 20th and May 20th.
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What does Taurus mean?
Taurus is the name of a constellation that’s interpreted as resembling a bull. It is sometimes referred to as the Bull.
A constellation is a group of stars that appear near each other in the sky—especially a group that has been given a name. Taurus is considered one of the 12 zodiacal constellations—constellations that appear within a particular portion of the sky called the zodiac.
In astronomy, the zodiac is the band of sky along which the paths of the sun, the moon, and the planets appear to move.
Despite its basis in astronomy, the word zodiac is mainly associated with and most often used in the context of astrology, the nonscientific practice in which the positions of heavenly bodies at certain times are thought to influence or be correlated with human behavior and events. In astrology, zodiac refers to a diagram (often a circular one) representing the zodiac belt and showing the symbols associated with each of the 12 constellations or sections, which are called the signs of the zodiac. Taurus is one of these signs. It is situated between Aries and Gemini and is considered the second sign of the zodiac.
The position of the sun in a particular portion of the zodiac at the moment of a person’s birth is thought to correlate with their personality. This is what people are referring to when they talk about their zodiac sign (or star sign or often just sign). People whose sign is Taurus are those born between April 20 and May 20.
The word Taurus can be used as a noun to refer to someone who is born during this time, as in I was born in late April, so I’m a Taurus. The word Taurean can be used to mean the same thing. It can also be used as an adjective form of Taurus.
Example: My favorite constellation is Taurus, and not just because I’m a Taurus!
Where does Taurus come from?
The first records of the word Taurus in English come from the late 1300s. It comes from the Latin word meaning “bull.”
In astrology, the different signs of the zodiac are thought to be associated with certain personality traits. Traits associated with Taurus include stubbornness and devotion. Taurus and the other signs of the zodiac are often used in the context of a person’s horoscope. The word horoscope can refer to a diagram of the heavens that maps the relative position of planets and the signs of the zodiac. It can also refer to a prediction based (or said to be based) on a person’s sign and the location of other celestial bodies at the time they were born.
In Greek mythology, Taurus is linked to the story of Zeus transforming himself into a white bull.
Get more insight into what really defines a Taurus by visiting our article on the many traits for Taurus.
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How is Taurus used in real life?
The word Taurus is used to refer to the constellation or the sign of the zodiac named after the constellation. In the context of astrology, people associate a number of different traits with the sign Taurus.
#SpaceTelescopeQuiz! In 1999, Hubble captured this image of a fascinating object in the Constellation Taurus. What is it? Put your thoughts in the comments, and stay tuned for the answer later tomorrow! Credit: Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI/NASA). pic.twitter.com/xbn6wN2FCC
— Hubble Space Telescope (@HubbleTelescope) December 10, 2018
Idk much about astrology all I know is my sign is Taurus
— Eva| bullying a mutual (@fyosgirlfriend) February 10, 2021
Next time I’m just gonna tell my therapist that my best friend and boyfriend are Leos and I’m a Taurus…. that should sum up everything she needs to know.
— Abs (@AbigailJSimmons) March 4, 2021
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People with the sign Taurus are those born between April 20 and May 20.
Example sentences from the Web for Taurus
On July 4, 1054, a star in the constellation Taurus exploded.Stars are dying all across the galaxy—why don’t we see them?|Charlie Wood|December 16, 2020|Popular Science
Brinsley stepped up to the passenger side of the patrol car, raised a silver Taurus semi-automatic pistol and began firing.'Please Don't Die!': The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops|Michael Daly|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
HL Tauri is about 450 light-years away in the constellation of Taurus.
Jimmy Page almost certainly heard “Taurus” in person, if not on record, long before he composed “Stairway to Heaven.”
In the papers, Sigg reported that she owned a .9 mm Glock, a 380 Taurus Pistol, and three rifles.
Taurus longs for emotional healing, Virgo gets compulsive, and Capricorn trusts his instinct.
As a fact, it was on the 12th day of April that the sun entered Taurus; see note to l. 81.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
The 15th and 16th books contain a description of the second portion of Asia, namely, the southern or the other side of Taurus.
The city, by the advantages which it affords, daily improves, and is the largest mart in Asia within the Taurus.
There is another Stratoniceia, called Stratoniceia at the Taurus, a small town adjacent to the mountain.
We shall then pass to the rest of Asia without the Taurus, and lastly we shall describe Africa.
British Dictionary definitions for Taurus
noun Latin genitive Tauri (ˈtɔːraɪ)
- Also called: the Bull the second sign of the zodiac, symbol ♉, having a fixed earth classification and ruled by the planet Venus. The sun is in this sign between about April 20 and May 20
- a person born when the sun is in this sign