from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A constellation in the equatorial region of the Southern Hemisphere, near Aquarius and Sagittarius.
- n. The tenth sign of the zodiac in astrology.
- n. One who is born under this sign.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. : Capricornus
- proper n. : The zodiac sign for the goat, ruled by Saturn and covering December 23 - January 20 (tropical astrology) or January 15 - February 14 (sidereal astrology).
- n. Someone with a Capricorn star sign
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The tenth sign of zodiac, into which the sun enters at the winter solstice, about December 21. See tropic.
- n. A southern constellation, represented on ancient monuments by the figure of a goat, or a figure with its fore part like a fish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ancient zodiacal constellation between Sagittarius and Aquarius; also, one of the twelve signs of the zodiac, the winter solstice: represented on ancient monuments by the figure of a goat, or a figure having the fore part like a goat and the hind part like a fish. Its symbol is
- n. [lowercase] An ibex; a steinbok.
- n. [lowercase] A member of, the coleopterous family Cerambycidæ.
- [lowercase] Of or belonging to the coleopterous family Cerambycidæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the tenth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about December 22 to January 19
- n. a faint zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Sagittarius and Aquarius
- n. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Capricorn
Middle English Capricorne, from Latin Capricornus : caper, capr-, goat + cornū, horn; see ker-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin Capricornus. (Wiktionary)