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Meaning of ZODIAC

Pronunciation:  'zowdi`ak

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

ZODIAC is a 6 letter word that starts with Z.

 

 See Also: Aquarius, Aries, Cancer, Capricorn, Capricornus, celestial sphere, diagram, empyrean, exaltation, firmament, Gemini, heavens, house, Leo, Libra, mansion, part, Pisces, planetary house, region, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Scorpius, sign, sign of the zodiac, sphere, star sign, Taurus, vault of heaven, Virgo, welkin

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Zo"di*ac\, n. [F. zodiaque (cf. It. zodiaco), fr. L.
zodiacus, Gr. ? (sc. ?), fr. ?, dim. of zw^,on an animal,
akin to ? living, ? to live.]
1. (Astron.)
   (a) An imaginary belt in the heavens, 16[deg] or 18[deg]
       broad, in the middle of which is the ecliptic, or
       sun's path. It comprises the twelve constellations,
       which one constituted, and from which were named, the
       twelve signs of the zodiac.
   (b) A figure representing the signs, symbols, and
       constellations of the zodiac.

2. A girdle; a belt. [Poetic & R.]

         By his side, As in a glistering zodiac, hung the
         sword.                                --Milton.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing the zodiac in your dream, represents the various aspects of your conscious being. Dreaming of a particular zodiac sign, look at the particular traits and attributes associated with the given sign.
 

 

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