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Sagittarius Syllabification: Sag·it·tar·i·us
Pronunciation: /ˌsajəˈterēəs/

Definition of Sagittarius in English:

1 Astronomy A large constellation (the Archer), said to represent a centaur carrying a bow and arrow. The center of the Galaxy is situated within it.
1.1 (as genitive Sagittariiˌsajiˈte(ə)rēˌī-ē-ē) Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the star Mu Sagittarii
2 Astrology The ninth sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters about November 22.
2.1 (a Sagittarius) (plural same) A person born when the sun is in Sagittarius.
Example sentences
  • So - to sum up, yes it is quite possible that your soul mate will not turn out to be a sun sign Aries, Gemini, Libra or Sagittarius, and could well be a sun sign Taurus, or indeed any of the other signs.
  • I'm a Sagittarius anyway, and with Moon in Gemini there's definitely a two-thing with me.
  • Gemini and Sagittarius also revel in diversity.





Pronunciation: /ˌsajəˈterēən/
noun& adjective
sense 2.
Example sentences
  • But Sagittarians are notorious plant-killers, although it's usually herbicide-by-neglect, not malicious intent.
  • Though you energetic Sagittarians do like a green light to power full steam ahead, this week's cosmic traffic signals are unmistakably amber.
  • Everyone's imperfections are on display this week - though smart Sagittarians will refrain from comment.

Words that rhyme with Sagittarius

Aquarius, calcareous, Darius, denarius, gregarious, hilarious, multifarious, nefarious, omnifarious, precarious, senarius, Stradivarius, temerarious, various, vicarious

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