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Gemini

Syllabification: Gem·i·ni
Pronunciation: /ˈjeməˌnī
 
, ˈjeməˌnē
 
/

Definition of Gemini in English:

1 Astronomy A northern constellation (the Twins), said to represent the mythological twins Castor and Pollux, whose names are given to its two brightest stars. See Dioscuri.
1.1 (as genitive Geminorum /ˌjeməˈnôrəm/) Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the star Eta Geminorum
2 Astrology The third sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters about May 21.
2.1 (a Gemini) (plural Geminis) A person born when the sun is in the sign of Gemini.
Example sentences
  • When I mentioned my theory to her, she told me that she was supposed to have been born a Gemini, but was premature and ended up being a Pisces.
  • He was a Gemini, the sign of the twins, and a superstitious one.
  • Do you have a Gemini chatterbox or a Scorpio sulker on your hands?
3A series of twelve manned orbiting space missions, launched by the US in the 1960s in preparation for the Apollo program.

Origin

Latin, plural of geminus 'twin'.

Derivatives

Geminian

1
Pronunciation: /-ˌnīən/
noun& adjective
sense 2.
Example sentences
  • Overcoming the morbid conservative half of my Gemini nature, I have enough of a sense of Geminian lightness of being to see that this stuff is comedic gold.
  • The amusing, entertaining side of this Geminian week will appeal to your Leonine sense of theatre and if the Twins' influence seems to be doubling your troubles, don't forget it also multiplies the number of available solutions.
  • With that unparalleled Geminian sense of opportunity, you'll figure out in nanoseconds how to take best advantage of whatever's going.

Words that rhyme with Gemini

decani • Iceni • Anno Dominiterminiacini

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