Translate Cancer | into French | into Spanish 1 Astronomy a constellation (the Crab), said to represent a crab crushed under the foot of Hercules. It is most noted for the globular star cluster of Praesepe (the Beehive cluster).
(as genitive Cancri
/ˈkaNGkrē/) used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation:the star Delta Cancri
2 Astrology the fourth sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters at the northern summer solstice (about June 21).
) a person born when the sun is in the sign of Cancer.