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Meaning of CAPRICORN

Pronunciation:  'kapru`korn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the tenth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about December 22 to January 19
  2. [n]  a faint zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Sagittarius and Aquarius
  3. [n]  (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Capricorn

CAPRICORN is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: Capricon the Goat, Capricornus, Goat, Goat
 See Also: constellation, house, human, individual, mansion, mortal, person, planetary house, sign, sign of the zodiac, somebody, someone, soul, star sign, zodiac



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cap"ri*corn\, n. [L. capricornus; caper goat + cornu
horn: cf. F. capricorne.]
1. (Astron.) The tenth sign of zodiac, into which the sun
   enters at the winter solstice, about December 21. See

         The sun was entered into Capricorn.   --Dryden.

2. (Astron.) A southern constellation, represented on ancient
   monuments by the figure of a goat, or a figure with its
   fore part like a fish.

{Capricorn beetle} (Zo["o]l.), any beetle of the family
   {Carambucid[ae]}; one of the long-horned beetles. The
   larv[ae] usually bore into the wood or bark of trees and
   shrubs and are often destructive. See {Girdler}, {Pruner}.