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Sagittarius (bird genus)

Definition:

the type genus of the Sagittariidae

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

Sagittarius*
(* Sagittarius may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

constellation, from L., literally "archer", properly "pertaining to arrows",...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of Sagittarius...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Secretarybird | Secretary Bird | Sagittariidae | Sagittarius serpentarius [species]

a large, mostly terrestrial bird of prey. Endemic to Africa, it's usually found in the open grasslands and savannah of the sub-Sahara. Although a member of the order Accipitriformes, which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as kites,... (39 of 2505 words, 6 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Secretarybird

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Sagittarius [constellation]

in astronomy, zodiacal constellation in the southern sky lying between Capricornus and Scorpius, at about 19 hours right ascension and 25° south ... (22 of 178 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/516281​/Sagittarius

Collins Dictionary:

Sagittarius | (ˌsædʒɪˈtɛərɪən) | Sagittarian | the Archer [synonym, sense-specific]

[astronomy] a large conspicuous zodiacal constellation in the southern ... | [astrology] the ninth sign of the zodiac, symbol ♐, having a mutable fire ... (23 of 436 words, 4 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sagittarius

Oxford Dictionary:

Sagittarius | a Sagittarius | Sagittarian [derived]

[astronomy] : a large constellation (the Archer), said to represent a ... | [astrology] : the ninth sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters about 22 ... (26 of 104 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Sagittarius

Merriam-Webster:

Sagittarius | Sagittarian [sense-specific]

a southern zodiacal constellation pictured as a centaur shooting an arrow ... | the ninth sign of the zodiac in astrology ; one born under the sign of ... (27 of 90 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/sagittarius

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Sagittarius | Archer, The | The Archer

constellation lying on the ecliptic (the sun's apparent path through the heavens) between Scorpius and Capricornus; it's one of the constellations of ... (22 of 87 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0842952​.html

Wiktionary:

Sagittarius | Sagittariuses [plural] | ♐ [synonym, sense-specific] | Toxotes [synonym, sense-specific] | Sagittarius serpentarius - species [subtype, sense-specific] | Gemini [antonym, sense-specific]

A taxonomic genus within the family Sagittariidae -- the secretary bird. | [astronomy] A constellation of the zodiac supposedly shaped like a centaur who is an archer. | [astrology] The zodiac sign for the archer, ruled by Jupiter and covering November... (38 of 72 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Sagittarius

Macmillan British Dictionary:

Sagittarius [countable/uncountable] | Sagittariuses [plural]

one of the 12 signs of the zodiac, represented by an animal that is half horse and half human. A Sagittarius is someone born between 22 November and ... (28 of 62 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/Sagittarius

New World Dictionary:

Sagittarius | Sagittarian [sense-specific]

a large southern constellation in the brightest part of the Milky Way, beyond which lies the center of our galaxy; the Archer | the ninth sign of the ... (27 of 55 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sagittarius

Random House Dictionary:

Sagittarius | Sagittarii [sense-specific, genitive]

[astronomy] the Archer, a zodiacal constellation between Scorpius and Capricorn. | [astrology] ; the ninth sign of the zodiac: the mutable fire sign. ... (22 of 54 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/sagittarius

Cambridge Dictionary:

Sagittarius | Sagittarian [noun, adjective, derived]

the ninth sign of the zodiac, relating to the period 22 November to 22 December and represented by a centaur (half human, half horse) shooting an ... (26 of 48 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/sagittarius

American Heritage Dictionary:

Sagittarius | Archer

A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Scorpius and Capricorn. | The ninth sign of the zodiac in astrology. | One who is born under this ... (24 of 46 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sagittarius

Encarta Dictionary:

Sagittarius | Sagittariuses [plural]

a zodiacal constellation of the southern hemisphere | the ninth sign of the zodiac, represented by an archer and lasting from approximately November ... (22 of 88 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861726843​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

Sagittarius

First use: late 14th century

Origin: constellation, from L., literally "archer", properly "pertaining to arrows", from sagitta "arrow", which probably is from a pre-Latin ... (21 of 34 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=sagittarius

American Heritage Dictionary:

Sagittarius

Origin: Middle English, from Latin Sagittārius, from sagittārius, archer, from sagitta, arrow.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sagittarius

Collins Dictionary:

Sagittarius | (ˌsædʒɪˈtɛərɪən)

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Latin: an archer, from sagitta an arrow

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sagittarius

Merriam-Webster:

Sagittarius

First use: 14th century

Origin: Latin (genitive Sagittarii), literally, archer, from sagitta

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/sagittarius

New World Dictionary:

Sagittarius

Origin: Middle English from Latin sagittarius, archer from sagitta, arrow

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sagittarius

Wiktionary:

Sagittarius | Sagittariuses [plural]

Origin: Latin sagittarius ("archer") | Latin sagittārius ("archer").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Sagittarius

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Oxford Dictionary:

Sagittarius | a Sagittarius

Origin: Latin, "archer"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Sagittarius

Encarta Dictionary:

Sagittarius | Sagittariuses [plural]

First use: Pre-12th century

Origin: Latin, "archer" from sagitta "arrow"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861726843​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

Sagittarius | Sagittariuses [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Sagittarius"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Sagittarius

Collins Dictionary:

Sagittarius | (ˌsædʒɪˈtɛərɪən)

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Sagittarius"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sagittarius

Macmillan British Dictionary:

Sagittarius [countable/uncountable] | Sagittariuses [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Sagittarius"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/Sagittarius

Macmillan American Dictionary:

Sagittarius [countable/uncountable] | Sagittariuses [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Sagittarius"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/Sagittarius

Cambridge Dictionary:

Sagittarius

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "Sagittarius"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "Sagittarius"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/sagittarius

the Free Dictionary:

Sagittarius

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Sagittarius"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Sagittarius"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "Sagittarius" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

Sagittarius

Audio: English pronunciation of "Sagittarius"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

Sagittarius

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Sagittarius"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=sagitt​04 word=Sagittarius

YourDictionary Audio:

Sagittarius

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Sagittarius" by speech synthesizer

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