American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Scorpius and Capricorn.
- n. The ninth sign of the zodiac in astrology.
- n. One who is born under this sign.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A southern zodiacal constellation and sign, the Archer, representing a centaur (originally doubtless some Babylonian divinity) drawing a bow. The constellation is situated east of Scorpio, and is, especially in the latitudes of the southern United States, a prominent object on summer evenings. The symbol of the constellation → shows the Archer's arrow and part of the bow.
- n. In heraldry, the representation of a centaur carrying a bow and arrow.
- n. [NL. (Vosmaer, 1769).] The typical genus of Sagittariidæ: so called, it is said, from the arrowy crest; the secretary-birds. This is the earliest name of the genus, which is also known as Serpentarius (Cuvier, 1798), Secretarius (Daudin, 1800), usually Gypogeranus (Illiger, 1811), and Ophiotheres (Vieillot, 1816); but Vosmaer does not appear to have used it as a technical New Latin designation, though it has often been taken as such by subsequent writers, following H. E. Strickland. See cuts under
- n. A taxonomic genus within the family Sagittariidae — the secretary bird.
- n. astronomy : A constellation of the zodiac supposedly shaped like a centaur who is an archer.
- n. astrology : The zodiac sign for the archer, ruled by Jupiter and covering November 23 - December 21 (tropical astrology) or December 16 - January 14 (sidereal astrology).
- n. Someone with a Sagittarius star sign
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The ninth of the twelve signs of the zodiac, which the sun enters about November 22, marked thus [♐] in almanacs; the Archer.
- n. A zodiacal constellation, represented on maps and globes as a centaur shooting an arrow.
- n. type genus of the Sagittariidae
- n. the ninth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about November 22 to December 21
- n. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Sagittarius
- n. a large zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Scorpius and Capricornus
- From Latin sagittārius ("archer"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Latin Sagittārius, from sagittārius, archer, from sagitta, arrow. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“SAGITTARIUS November 21-December 20: Mercury in Sagittarius could strain your credibility.”
“Wealth making has been rather slim with Pluto in Sagittarius; in Capricorn, one of the money grubbing earth signs, better.”
“Mozart had Sun Aquarius Moon in Sagittarius (same as Yoko Ono) “you have the qualities of an uncompromising intellectual; honesty, strong opinions, and a broad viewpoint on world affairs. … are impulsively quick to act on … ideas, advanced and revolutionary as they may sometimes be. … believe in getting things done, and done in shortest possible time, employing the most innovative methods … can devise.” from here.”
“The new era of Aquarius which will last 2000 years, just like the past era of Pisces (from the birth of Christ onward); especially the Uranium constellation during the coming seven years and Pluto in Sagittarius will bring about very profound changes for mankind.”
“The most familiar, as it was the earliest of these, was Caxton's, and next to this must be placed what is usually described as the Sagittarius device.”
“Chapter Feeds offers a sample from the Battlestar Galactica novel Sagittarius is Bleeding by Peter David.”
“The Wall Street Journal's Aaron Lucchetti wrote about the complexity of the final payouts for a value-destroying synthetic CDO called Sagittarius (MBIA (LaCrosse Financial Products), Deutsche, Wachovia, UBS ended up in a dispute over the cash): "CDO Battles: Royal Pain Over Who Gets What" December 17, 2007.”
“This Chandra image of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, known as Sagittarius A* or Sgr A* for shortSgr A* and the surrounding region is based on data from a series of observations lasting a total of about one million seconds, or almost two weeks.”
“Astronomers are confident that our own Milky Way galaxy has a supermassive black hole at its center, in a region called Sagittarius A*:”
“Deutsche Bank, the trustee for a troubled $985 million CDO called Sagittarius CDO I LLC, sued an affiliate of MBIA Inc. over a dispute about the rights of various classes of investors.”
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The International Astronomical Union (IAU) recognizes 88 official constellations.
Just words I'd put on a nameplate; brainstorming ~~ :3
Looking for tweets for Sagittarius.