pisces


pisces

noun, genitive Pis·ci·um [pish-ee-uh m] /ˈpɪʃ i əm/, for 1.

  1. Astronomy. the Fishes, a zodiacal constellation between Aries and Aquarius.
  2. Astrology.
    1. the twelfth sign of the zodiac: the mutable water sign.
    2. a person born under this sign, usually between February 19th and March 20th.
  3. the class of vertebrates comprising the fish and sometimes including, in certain classifications, the cyclostomes.

noun Latin genitive Piscium (ˈpaɪsɪəm)

  1. astronomy a faint extensive zodiacal constellation lying between Aquarius and Aries on the ecliptic
  2. astrology
    1. Also called: the Fishesthe twelfth sign of the zodiac, symbol ♓, having a mutable water classification and ruled by the planets Jupiter and Neptune. The sun is in this sign between about Feb 19 and March 20
    2. a person born when the sun is in this sign
    1. a taxonomic group that comprises all fishesSee fish (def. 1)
    2. a taxonomic group that comprises the bony fishes onlySee teleost

adjective

  1. astrology born under or characteristic of Pisces

n.12th sign of the zodiac, late Old English, from Latin pisces, from plural of piscis “a fish,” cognate with Gothic fisks, Old English fisc (see fish (n.)). Applied to persons born under this sign from 1924.

  1. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Aries and Pegasus. Pisces (the Fishes) is the twelfth sign of the zodiac.

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