Pisces

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Pisces a group of vertebrates comprising both cartilaginous and bony fishes and sometimes including the jawless vertebrates; not used technically
    • n Pisces the twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about February 19 to March 20
    • n Pisces a large faint zodiacal constellation; between Aquarius and Aries
    • n Pisces (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Pisces
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pisces (Astron) A zodiacal constellation, including the first point of Aries, which is the vernal equinoctial point; the Fish.
    • Pisces (Zoöl) The class of Vertebrata that includes the fishes. The principal divisions are Elasmobranchii, Ganoidei, and Teleostei.
    • Pisces (Astron) The twelfth sign of the zodiac, marked ♓ in almanacs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Pisces A constellation and sign of the zodiac; the Fishes. The figure represents two fishes united by a ribbon attached to their tails. One of the fishes is east, the other south, of the square of Pegasus.
    • Pisces In zoology, a class of vertebrates, the fishes, to which different limits have been assigned. See fish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pisces pis′ēz the Fishes, the twelfth sign of the zodiac
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. piscis, a fish
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. piscis, a fish.

Usage

In literature:

As the sun leaves Pisces just before Lady Day this does not explain it.
"Bygone Beliefs" by H. Stanley Redgrove
But when vacation came, with its annual exodus from the city, there was only one sign in the zodiac, and that was Pisces.
"Little Rivers" by Henry van Dyke
It begins in Aries and ends in Pisces.
"Character Writings of the 17th Century" by Various
Pisces et conchae in montibus reperiuntur.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
CLASS I. PISCES ("Fishes").
"The Ancient Life History of the Earth" by Henry Alleyne Nicholson
That porc'pisce bodes ill weather.
"The Works of John Dryden, Volume 5 (of 18)" by John Dryden
Oannes of Assyria had the sign of Pisces, the Fish, and is thus figured.
"Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries" by Annie Besant
By watery Pisces ended.
"The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II" by Ovid
His sign, Pisces, is prominently carved above him.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume II (of 3)," by John Ruskin
When they junk the human species We will meet you, love, in Pisces.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
Venus was in her exaltation in Pisces, and there Mercury was in his dejection.
"The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1" by Alexander Pope
The Age of Pisces, a Water Sign, is just finished and done with.
"The Promise of Air" by Algernon Blackwood
The constellation and sign of the zodiac known as "the fishes" is treated under PISCES.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4" by Various
Directly above Cetus is the long, straggling constellation of Pisces, the Fishes.
"Astronomy with an Opera-glass" by Garrett Putman Serviss
Lastly came Pisces, or the two Shads, to signify the approaching return of those fish up the rivers.
"Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume II (of 2)" by Wiliam Cabell Bruce
Alii evangelistae ferunt, quia panes et pisces Dominus discipulis distribuisset, discipuli autem ministraverunt turbis.
"The Homilies of the Anglo-Saxon Church" by Ælfric
Queis non tam pisces quam capis Oceanum?
"The Complete Works of Richard Crashaw, Volume II (of 2)" by Richard Crashaw
According to the computations of Messrs. Cowell and Crommelin, the comet should enter Pisces from Aries in January, 1910.
"Astronomical Curiosities" by J. Ellard Gore
PISCES, the fishes, indicating that by February he begins to be just as thirsty.
"The Foolish Almanak" by Anonymous
CLASS PISCES: THE FISHES.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg
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In news:

Pisces, Aquarius , Capricorn & Jones Ltd.
A tonic to warm up the blood would do good in these heavy days of Pisces, where we're stuck till the first day of spring.
Catch a view of Pisces the Fish this month.
Look for Pisces the Fish high in the southern sky at about 8 pm in early November.
You may start to wonder if your Pisces pet is really here with you.
Hey, life for the Pisces pet is a blissful state of dreams and make-believe.
Plenty of Fish at the Pisces Party.
Sadly, the beautiful Pisces restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore is ending its a la carte service for dinner and brunch on Dec 7, according to an email from the restaurant.
Pisces drink like fish.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Information, Greenpeace Dead sperm whale discovered by the NOAA research vessel Pisces on June 15, 2010.
MOON ALERT Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 8:15 am until 11 am After that the moon moves from Aquarius into Pisces.
MS Star Pisces cruise ship will be operated by a Metso DNA automation system from March 2013.
If meteors from the debris of comet Wirtanen are visible, you'll find them radiating from the center of the constellation Pisces.
Pisces Mary A Lovely Sight Numero from '67.
Pisces, sensitivity is one of my flaws.
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In science:

We have undertaken a long-term pro ject, Planets in Stellar Clusters Extensive Search (PISCES), to search for transiting planets in open clusters.
Planets in Stellar Clusters Extensive Search. IV. A detection of a possible transiting planet candidate in the open cluster NGC 2158
We have undertaken a long-term pro ject, Planets in Stellar Clusters Extensive Search (PISCES), to search for transiting planets in open clusters.
Planets in Stellar Clusters Extensive Search. IV. A detection of a possible transiting planet candidate in the open cluster NGC 2158
We have undertaken a long-term project, Planets in Stellar Clusters Extensive Search (PISCES), to search for transiting planets in open clusters.
Planets in Stellar Clusters Extensive Search. V. Search for planets and identification of 18 new variable stars in the old open cluster NGC 188
We have undertaken a long-term project, Planets in Stellar Clusters Extensive Search (PISCES), to search for transiting planets in open clusters.
Planets in Stellar Clusters Extensive Search. V. Search for planets and identification of 18 new variable stars in the old open cluster NGC 188
The 11 classical satellites are shown as large (yellow) circles, the 13 recently discovered satellites are represented by the smaller (green) dots, Pisces I and II being the two southern dots.
Challenges for Lambda-CDM and MOND
The image on the right of figure 1.6 has been taken instead with PISCES an infrared imaging camera with diffraction limited sampling.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
Giovanelli, R., Haynes, M. P. (1986) A 21 cm. survey of the Pisces-Perseus Supercluster. I.
FACTS AND IDEAS IN MODERN COSMOLOGY
Chincarini, G. L. (1986) Morphological segregation in the Perseus-Pisces Supercluster.
FACTS AND IDEAS IN MODERN COSMOLOGY
Haynes, M., Giovanelli, R., (1988) Large-Scale structure in the Local Universe: the Pisces-Perseus Supercluster, in Large-scale motion in the Universe, ed.
FACTS AND IDEAS IN MODERN COSMOLOGY
Willick, (1990) The peculiar velocity field in the Perseus-Pisces supercluster.
FACTS AND IDEAS IN MODERN COSMOLOGY
Data points are the VPF from the Perseus-Pisces Survey, with 3σ error bars; the VPF from the CfA2 survey is very similar.
Dark Matter and Structure Formation in the Universe
Haynes (Cornell), he analyzed the clustering statistics and small-scale velocity dispersion of subsamples of galaxies selected by morphology from the Pisces-Perseus redshift survey.
Princeton University Observatory Annual Report, 1997-98
The dominant structures are the Great Attractor (GA, left), Perseus-Pisces (PP, right), and Coma (back), with the big void stretching in between.
Cosmic Flows 99: Conference Summary
In particular, they showed that the LSC is similar in structure and morphology to other known superclusters such as the Perseus-Pisces supercluster and is a part of the large-scale network of clusters, sheets, and filaments.
Constrained Simulations of the Real Universe: the Local Supercluster
The most robust features of the structure recovered from the MARK III are the Great Attractor (GA), the Perseus-Pisces (PP) supercluster, the filamentary LSC connecting GA and PP, and the Local Void.
Constrained Simulations of the Real Universe: the Local Supercluster
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