Capricorn

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Capricorn the tenth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about December 22 to January 19
    • n Capricorn a faint zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Sagittarius and Aquarius
    • n Capricorn (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Capricorn
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Over 53 countries grow coffee worldwide, but all of them lie along the equator between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
    • Capricorn (Astron) A southern constellation, represented on ancient monuments by the figure of a goat, or a figure with its fore part like a fish.
    • Capricorn (Astron) The tenth sign of zodiac, into which the sun enters at the winter solstice, about December 21. See Tropic. "The sun was entered into Capricorn ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Capricorn An ancient zodiacal constellation between Sagittarius and Aquarius; also, one of the twelve signs of the zodiac, the winter solstice: represented on ancient monuments by the figure of a goat, or a figure having the fore part like a goat and the hind part like a fish. Its symbol is #211.
    • n Capricorn [lowercase] An ibex; a steinbok.
    • n Capricorn [lowercase] A member of, the coleopterous family Cerambycidæ.
    • Capricorn [lowercase] Of or belonging to the coleopterous family Cerambycidæ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Capricorn kap′ri-korn one of the twelve signs of the zodiac, like a horned goat.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. capricornus,; caper, goat + cornu, horn: cf. F. capricorne,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. capricornuscaper, a goat, cornu, a horn.

Usage

In literature:

In heavy sunlight it would seem part of the countries north of the Tropic of Capricorn.
"A Tramp's Notebook" by Morley Roberts
Capricorn is the house of Saturn and exaltation of Mars.
"Myths and Marvels of Astronomy" by Richard A. Proctor
The French always perform this ceremony at the tropic of Cancer, as also under the tropic of Capricorn.
"The Pirates of Panama" by A. O. (Alexandre Olivier) Exquemelin
On January 7 they crossed the Tropic of Capricorn, and their way beyond it soon began to improve.
"The Red True Story Book" by Various
The Capricorn of the Oak inhabits the deep layers of the trunk; the Capricorn of the Cherry-tree inhabits the surface.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
The coffee belt of the world lies between the tropic of cancer and the tropic of capricorn.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
THE TROPIC OF CAPRICORN.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
Phobos had moved across the sky into Capricorn since he last saw her.
"Atom Drive" by Charles Louis Fontenay
They will find their most congenial friends among Virgo and Capricorn people.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 1" by Various
The crust is frozen the year around in the polar regions, and never between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
But it so happened that in Joe, Puff-adder Brown had attacked the most doughty opponent just now to be found near the tropic of Capricorn.
"Tales of South Africa" by H.A. Bryden
A broad river coursing eastward for the Indian Ocean, nearly in the latitude of the Tropic of Capricorn.
"The Vee-Boers" by Mayne Reid
We found a closely-similar bird nesting on Mast Head Island, Capricorn Group.
"An Australian Bird Book" by John Albert Leach
The Alabama was now south of the tropic of Capricorn and on her way to the Cape of Good Hope.
"Cruise and Captures of the Alabama" by Albert M. Goodrich
During a good inundation, the rise in the waters varies from forty feet, about the Tropic of Capricorn, to thirty-six feet at Thebes.
"The World and Its People: Book VII" by Anna B. Badlam
The Capricorn was consecrated to Pan or Mendes.
"Astronomical Myths" by John F. Blake
Those good old days, after the sun had entered Capricorn, were cold and inconvenient old days.
"The Comforts of Home" by Ralph Bergengren
The northern tropic is called the tropic of Cancer; the southern, the tropic of Capricorn.
"Letters on Astronomy" by Denison Olmsted
The Sunne being in {Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorne} the tide hath his course Southeast.
"The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, Volume XIV (of 16)" by Richard Hakluyt
If the sun should be near the zenith when it was in Capricorn, I know not how it would be on crossing the equinoctial line.
"The Voyages of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros" by Pedro Fernandez de Quiros
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In poetry:

Twice the moon hath waxed and wasted,
Lavish of her dew-bright horn;
And the wheeling sun hath hasted
Fifty days, towards Capricorn.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
And I heard them say "Home!" and I knew them
For souls of the felled
On the earth's nether bord
Under Capricorn, whither they'd warred,
And I neared in my awe, and gave heedfulness to them
With breathings inheld.
"The Souls Of The Slain." by Thomas Hardy

In news:

Age of Aquarius Actually Age of Capricorn, Thanks to Rotation of the Earth.
Pisces, Aquarius , Capricorn & Jones Ltd.
Capricorns (December 22--January 19) are hard-working, goal-oriented and natural-born leaders who, with a dash of stubborn arrogance, have perfected the recipe for hard-earned success.
This is a highly creative year for Capricorn and a time of transformation.
Legend has it Capricorns age in reverse.
And Capricorns , rejoice NO need to worry about over-reacting to pressure from the powers that be, as Brompton warns.
At 56, a New Capricorn Blows Out a Candle.
Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.
Pisces , Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.
Lobster for Leos, Cookies for Capricorns by Sabra Ricci.
After reading the book, Lobster for Leos, Cookies for Capricorns by Sabra Ricci, I was reminded once again of the wisdom behind this age old advice.
Tirol , who won the 1990 group I English and Irish Two Thousand Guineas, died of colic at Capricorn Stud Farm in India, according to the Racing Post.
Gregg Allman Producer: Tom Dowd Released: Nov '69, Capricorn Non-single This anthem was written on an ironing board in a darkened Florida be.
ELLE's Susan Miller on what's in store for Beyonce and Jay Z's baby, a Capricorn, with her moon in loving, family-oriented Cancer.
According to my reading of the astrological omens, Capricorn, you can't afford to be.
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In science:

This characteristic shape can be explained as due to the local Hadley circulation, consisting of low pressure near the equator and high pressure near the tropic of capricorn.
Statistical modelling of tropical cyclone tracks: a semi-parametric model for the mean trajectory
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