Definitions

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

  • n. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere containing the stars Castor and Pollux. Also called Twins.
  • n. The third sign of the zodiac in astrology. Also called Twins.
  • n. One who is born under this sign.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. : A constellation of the zodiac supposedly shaped like a pair of twins. It contains the stars Castor and Pollux.
  • proper n. : The zodiac sign for the twins, ruled by Mercury and covering May 22 - June 21 (tropical astrology) or June 16 - July 15 (sidereal astrology).
  • n. Someone with a Gemini star sign

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. A constellation of the zodiac, containing the two bright stars Castor and Pollux; also, the third sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters about May 20th.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A zodiacal constellation, giving its name to a sign of the zodiac, lying east of Taurus, on the other side of the Milky Way.
  • (jem′ i-ni, according to the older E. pronunciation of Latin; also, corruptly, jim′ i-ni). [Also written geminy, gemony, jiminy; in the phrase O Gemini, or simply Gemini, i.e., by the Twins, i. e., Castor and Pollux; in E. orig. as an imitation of classical use, to swear by Castor and Pollux being a favorite oath of the Romans.] A word used as a form of mild oath or interjection.
  • [Also spelled geminy, and sometimes used as a sing. noun.] A pair; specifically, a pair of eyes.

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

  • n. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Gemini
  • n. a zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere between Taurus and Cancer on the ecliptic
  • n. the third sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about May 21 to June 20

Etymologies

Middle English, from Latin Geminī, pl. of geminus, twin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin geminī, plural of geminus ("twin"). (Wiktionary)

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