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ZODIAC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does zodiac mean? 

ZODIAC (noun)
  The noun ZODIAC has 2 senses:

1. a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes
2. (astrology) a circular diagram representing the 12 zodiacal constellations and showing their signs

  Familiarity information: ZODIAC used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ZODIAC (noun)


Sense 1zodiac [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("zodiac" is a kind of...):

part; region (the extended spatial location of something)

Meronyms (parts of "zodiac"):

Taurus (a zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere near Orion; between Aries and Gemini)

Scorpio; Scorpius (a large zodiacal constellation between Libra and Sagittarius)

Sagittarius (a large zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Scorpius and Capricornus)

Pisces (a large faint zodiacal constellation; between Aquarius and Aries)

Libra (a small faint zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Virgo and Scorpius)

Leo (a zodiacal constellation in northern hemisphere between Cancer and Virgo)

Gemini (a zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere between Taurus and Cancer on the ecliptic)

Capricorn; Capricornus (a faint zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Sagittarius and Aquarius)

Cancer (a small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Leo and Gemini)

Aries (a small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Pisces and Taurus)

Aquarius (a zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Capricornus and Pisces)

house; mansion; planetary house; sign; sign of the zodiac; star sign ((astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided)

exaltation (the location of a planet in the zodiac at which it is believed to exert its maximum influence)

Virgo (a large zodiacal constellation on the equator; between Leo and Libra)

Holonyms ("zodiac" is a part of...):

celestial sphere; empyrean; firmament; heavens; sphere; vault of heaven; welkin (the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected)


Sense 2zodiac [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(astrology) a circular diagram representing the 12 zodiacal constellations and showing their signs

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("zodiac" is a kind of...):

diagram (a drawing intended to explain how something works; a drawing showing the relation between the parts)

Domain category:

astrology; star divination (a pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon)


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