Definitions

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

  • n. See Scorpius.
  • n. The eighth sign of the zodiac in astrology.
  • n. One who is born under this sign.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. : Scorpius
  • proper n. : The zodiac sign for the scorpion, ruled by Mars and covering October 24 - November 22 (tropical astrology) or November 16 - December 15 (sidereal astrology).
  • n. Someone with a Scorpio star sign

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A scorpion.
  • n.
  • n. The eighth sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters about the twenty-third day of October, marked thus [♏] in almanacs.
  • n. A constellation of the zodiac containing the bright star Antares. It is drawn on the celestial globe in the figure of a scorpion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In zoology, a Linnean genus of arachnidans, equivalent to the modern order Scorpionida, used with various restrictions, now the type of the limited family Scorpionidæ. See scorpion.
  • n. A constellation and the eighth sign of the zodiac, represented by the character ♏.

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

  • n. a large zodiacal constellation between Libra and Sagittarius
  • n. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Scorpio
  • n. the eighth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about October 23 to November 21

Etymologies

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

Middle English, from Latin Scorpiō, from scorpiō, scorpion; see scorpion.

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From Latin scorpiō ("scorpion").

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