Definition of Gemini in English:


proper noun

  • 1Astronomy
    A northern constellation (the Twins), said to represent the twins Castor and Pollux, whose names are given to its two brightest stars.

    1. 1.1as genitive Geminorum /ˌdʒɛmɪˈnɔːrəm/ Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in the Gemini constellation.
      ‘the star Eta Geminorum’
  • 2Astrology
    The third sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters about 21 May.

    1. 2.1a Gemini A person born when the sun is in the sign of Gemini.
      • ‘He was a Gemini, the sign of the twins, and a superstitious one.’
      • ‘Do you have a Gemini chatterbox or a Scorpio sulker on your hands?’
      • ‘Miscommunication is easy under the influence of the talkative signs of Gemini and Sagittarius.’
      • ‘If you are a Gemini, for instance, you will probably have many of the traits common to all Geminis.’
      • ‘When I mentioned my theory to her, she told me that she was supposed to have been born a Gemini, but was premature and ended up being a Pisces.’
  • 3A series of twelve manned American orbiting spacecraft, launched in the 1960s in preparation for the Apollo programme.


Latin, plural of geminus ‘twin’.