Definition of Pisces in English:

Pisces

Syllabification: Pis·ces
Pronunciation: /ˈpīsēz
 
, ˈpisēz
 
/
1 Astronomy A large constellation (the Fish or Fishes), said to represent a pair of fish tied together by their tails.
1.1 (as genitive Piscium /ˈpiSHēəm, ˈpīsē-/) Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the star Alpha Piscium
2 Astrology The twelfth sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters about February 20.
2.1 (a Pisces) (plural same) A person born when the sun is in the sign of Pisces.
More example sentences
  • Note that in traditional astrology Pisces is ruled by Jupiter, Aquarius by Saturn and Scorpio by Mars.
  • I'm a Pisces, I'm astrologically predisposed to root for the underdog!
  • For instance, people often think that fire puts out water, and so would assume that a Leo would not gel well with a Pisces, for instance.

Origin

Latin, plural of piscis 'fish'.

Derivatives

Piscean

noun & adjective
sense 2.
More example sentences
  • Your stars advise you to be careful of Pisceans.
  • Is it true Pisceans can rationalise absolutely anything?
  • Intuitive Pisceans don't need anyone to tell them what's happening.

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