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Gemini Line breaks: Gem¦ini
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛmɪnʌɪ/
/ˈdʒɛmɪni/

Definition of Gemini in English:

1 Astronomy A northern constellation (the Twins), said to represent the twins Castor and Pollux, whose names are given to its two brightest stars. See Dioscuri.
2 Astrology The third sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters about 21 May.
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 American orbiting spacecraft, launched in the 1960s in preparation for the Apollo programme.

Origin

Latin, plural of geminus 'twin'.

Words that rhyme with Gemini

decani • Iceni • Anno Domini • termini • acini

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