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

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


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

Middle English Capricorne, from Latin Capricornus : caper, capr-, goat + cornū, horn; see ker-1 in Indo-European roots.

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From Latin Capricornus.


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