Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The tenth sign of the zodiac in astrology.
  • noun One who is born under this sign.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 #211.
  • noun [lowercase] An ibex; a steinbok.
  • noun [lowercase] A member of, the coleopterous family Cerambycidæ.
  • [lowercase] Of or belonging to the coleopterous family Cerambycidæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Astron.) The tenth sign of zodiac, into which the sun enters at the winter solstice, about December 21. See tropic.
  • noun (Astron.) A southern constellation, represented on ancient monuments by the figure of a goat, or a figure with its fore part like a fish.
  • noun (Zoöl.) any beetle of the family Carambucidæ; one of the long-horned beetles. The larvæ usually bore into the wood or bark of trees and shrubs and are often destructive. See Girdler, Pruner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun astronomy : Capricornus
  • proper noun astrology : The zodiac sign for the goat, ruled by Saturn and covering December 23 - January 20 (tropical astrology) or January 15 - February 14 (sidereal astrology).
  • noun Someone with a Capricorn star sign

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the tenth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about December 22 to January 19
  • noun a faint zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Sagittarius and Aquarius
  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Capricorn

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English Capricorne, from Latin Capricornus : caper, capr-, goat + cornū, horn; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin Capricornus.

Examples

  • CAPRICORN December 21-January 18: Mercury re-enters Capricorn.

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  • It should be noted that Chris Taylor has Mars in Capricorn, and will be enjoying the benefits of the Pluto-Mars transit when it hits.

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  • It can easily be seen that the ambitious Capricorn is both drawn and attracted to the potentials in the mid heaven.

    Astrology for Capricorns

  • Now, in Capricorn, these Jovial are not contingent upon Capricornian virtues, such as family connections, being on time for work, and practical use of inside knowledge.

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  • And their master is now Pluto in Capricorn: Nostradamus said of this situation: War is Near!

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  • His sun is in Capricorn and moon is in Gemini; he is glib, witty, clever and awfully ambitious.

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  • His sun is in Capricorn and moon is in Gemini; he is glib, witty, clever and awfully ambitious.

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  • Capricorn is the astrological sign that rules collective property, such as corporations, governments, and family trusts.

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  • Nearly two dozen people suggested the name Capricorn, pertinent to the fact that the Tropic of Capricorn crosses the province.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • But the bulk of Africa South of the Sahara and North of the Tropic of Capricorn is an unhealthy, depressing, energy-sapping region which deserves the expert ministrations of Unesco nearly as much as the Matto Grosso of Brazil.

    Africa South of the Sahara

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