noun, genitive Sag·it·tar·i·i [saj-i-tair-ee-ahy] /ˌsædʒ ɪˈtɛər iˌaɪ/ for 1.
- Astronomy. the Archer, a zodiacal constellation between Scorpius and Capricorn.
- the ninth sign of the zodiac: the mutable fire sign.
- a person born under this sign, usually between November 22nd and December 21st; a Sagittarian.
noun Latin genitive Sagittarii (ˌsædʒɪˈtɛərɪˌaɪ)
- astronomy a large conspicuous zodiacal constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Scorpius and Capricornus on the ecliptic and crossed by the Milky Way and containing the galactic centre
- Also called: the Archer astrology
- the ninth sign of the zodiac, symbol ♐, having a mutable fire classification and ruled by the planet Jupiter. The sun is in this sign between Nov 22 and Dec 21
- a person born when the sun is in this sign
- astrology born under or characteristic of Sagittarius
n.zodiac constellation, late Old English, from Latin, literally “archer,” properly “pertaining to arrows,” from sagitta “arrow,” which probably is from a pre-Latin Mediterranean language. Meaning “person born under Sagittarius” (properly Sagittarian) is attested from 1940. It represents a centaur drawing a bow, but to modern observers unfamiliar with either it looks vaguely like a teapot.
- A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Scorpius and Capricornus. Sagittarius (the Archer) is the ninth sign of the zodiac.