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

  • noun A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Orion and Aries.
  • noun The second sign of the zodiac.
  • noun One who is born under this sign.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An ancient constellation and sign of the zodiac, representing the forward part of a bull.
  • noun In zoology, a genus of cattle, to which the common bull and cow were referred. It is not now used, these animals representing the species called Bos taruts.

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

  • noun The Bull; the second in order of the twelve signs of the zodiac, which the sun enters about the 20th of April; -- marked thus [♉] in almanacs.
  • noun A zodiacal constellation, containing the well-known clusters called the Pleiades and the Hyades, in the latter of which is situated the remarkably bright Aldebaran.
  • noun (Zoöl.) A genus of ruminants comprising the common domestic cattle.

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

  • proper noun astronomy : A constellation of the zodiac supposedly shaped like a bull and containing the star Aldebaran.
  • proper noun astrology : The zodiac sign for the bull, ruled by Venus and covering April 21 - May 21 (tropical astrology) or May 16 - June 15 (sidereal astrology).
  • proper noun automobile An automobile model produced by the Ford Motor Company (1986-present).
  • noun Someone with a Taurus star sign

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

  • noun a zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere near Orion; between Aries and Gemini
  • noun the second sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about April 20 to May 20
  • noun Venezuelan master terrorist raised by a Marxist-Leninist father; trained and worked with many terrorist groups (born in 1949)
  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Taurus

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Latin, bull, the constellation Taurus; see tauro- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin taurus ("bull").

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