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Webster 1913 Edition


Capricorn

Cap′ri-corn

,
Noun.
[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
Tropic
.
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
(Zool.)
,
any beetle of the family
Carambucidæ
; one of the long-horned beetles. The larvæ usually bore into the wood or bark of trees and shrubs and are often destructive. See
Girdler
,
Pruner
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Capricorn

CAPRICORN

,
Noun.
One of the twelve signs of the zodiac, the winter solstice; represented on ancient monuments, by the figure of a goat, or a figure having the fore part like a goat and the hind part like a fish.

Definition 2022


Capricorn

Capricorn

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Signs of the Zodiac
Sagittarius Aquarius
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Proper noun

Capricorn

  1. (astronomy): Capricornus
  2. (astrology): The zodiac sign for the goat, ruled by Saturn and covering December 22 - January 20 (tropical astrology) or January 15 - February 14 (sidereal astrology).

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Noun

Capricorn (plural Capricorns)

  1. Someone with a Capricorn star sign

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