Definition of Sign of the zodiac
1. Noun. (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided.
Category relationships: Astrology, Star Divination
Generic synonyms: Part, Region
Group relationships: Zodiac
Specialized synonyms: Aries, Aries The Ram, Ram, Bull, Taurus, Taurus The Bull, Gemini, Gemini The Twins, Twins, Cancer, Cancer The Crab, Crab, Leo, Leo The Lion, Lion, Virgin, Virgo, Virgo The Virgin, Balance, Libra, Libra The Balance, Libra The Scales, Scorpio, Scorpio The Scorpion, Scorpion, Archer, Sagittarius, Sagittarius The Archer, Capricorn, Capricorn The Goat, Goat, Aquarius, Aquarius The Water Bearer, Water Bearer, Fish, Pisces, Pisces The Fishes
Lexicographical Neighbors of Sign Of The Zodiac
Literary usage of Sign of the zodiac
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1884)
"... museum of at Verona, referred CANCER, sign of the zodiac, III. 694. Tropic of Cancer, 1 b. CANCER, disease, III. 694. Internal cancer, 2 a. ..."
2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The head was placed in the first sign of the zodiac—the Ram ; and the feet in the last sign—the Fishes. Between these two extremes the other parts and ..."