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Capricorn

Syllabification: Cap·ri·corn
Pronunciation: /ˈkaprəˌkôrn
 
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Astrology

Definition of Capricorn in English:

1The tenth sign of the zodiac (the Goat), which the sun enters at the northern winter solstice (about December 21). Compare with Capricornus.
1.1 (a Capricorn) A person born when the sun is in the sign of Capricorn.
Example sentences
  • By the way, I'm a Leo and my husband is a Capricorn, and those Sun sign charts say we'd never make it.
  • As a Capricorn, you probably think you already have all the answers to this week's cosmic conundrums.
  • For trivia buffs, Helen's own daughter is a Capricorn, and has been working as the production manager on Lord of the Rings.

Origin

Old English, from Latin capricornus, from caper, capr- 'goat' + cornu 'horn', on the pattern of Greek aigokēros 'goat-horned, Capricorn'.

Phrases

tropic of Capricorn

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Derivatives

Capricornian

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Pronunciation: /ˌkapriˈkôrnēən/
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • Let this week's cosmic bonfire burn off some of that Capricornian attachment to defining yourself by possessions or achievements - before next week's astral emphasis on material world concerns starts kicking in.
  • Martian vibes get you motivated like nobody's business - they also magnify that Capricornian belief that you alone know what's best for everyone else.
  • This Capricornian says he watches a lot of action movies.

Words that rhyme with Capricorn

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