Definition of Capricorn in English:


proper noun

  • 1The tenth sign of the zodiac (the Goat), which the sun enters at the northern winter solstice (about 21 December).

    1. 1.1A person born when the sun is in the sign of Capricorn.
      • ‘By the way, I'm a Leo and my husband is a Capricorn, and those Sun sign charts say we'd never make it.’
      • ‘Many a Capricorn becomes self-employed, for which they are ideally suited.’
      • ‘As a Capricorn, you probably think you already have all the answers to this week's cosmic conundrums.’
      • ‘But that's giving you a big chance to dance to a different drumbeat - to do things a different way for a change, Capricorns.’
      • ‘Start taking notice of those familiar signals that you're overdoing it, Capricorns: like feeling cranky, exasperated, on overload.’
      • ‘Despite the hard time you give yourselves, existence has always been madly in love with you Capricorns.’
      • ‘Rams, like Capricorns, always know best - for everyone else.’
      • ‘Capricorns get annoyed when things don't work.’
      • ‘And something to start doing that's absolutely necessary Capricorns, is asking for - and then accepting - help when you need it.’
      • ‘Existence is just set on getting closer to you, Capricorns.’
      • ‘All young people can benefit from the guidance of a Capricorn, although most will find their lessons on the need for patience frustrating.’
      • ‘Chaos is something Capricorns prefer to avoid.’
      • ‘You may be pinned down by Saturn, still soaking up your time and money for what you trust is a good cause, but its ongoing link with Jupiter promises the kind of controlled expansion that Capricorns relish.’
      • ‘Like Christopher Robin's Eeyore, Capricorns adore a worst-case scenario, which brings out their best.’
      • ‘He tells Capricorns that the ‘laws of karma seem to have been suspended in your vicinity.’’
      • ‘For trivia buffs, Helen's own daughter is a Capricorn, and has been working as the production manager on Lord of the Rings.’
      • ‘Because when it comes to letting go, well, Capricorns often find their little fingers all stiff and cramped from the grip they've had on whatever they should be relinquishing.’
      • ‘The Sun then conjoins Saturn in Gemini on Sunday, June 9, raising the awareness of Leos and Capricorns of the need for solid structure in order to move forward.’
      • ‘If you have the misfortune to fall in love with a Capricorn, remember two words: prenuptial agreement.’
      • ‘Encourage the prudent, overconventional Capricorns to get in touch with their animal origins with goat's milk soap from Senteurs de Provence.’



Old English, from Latin capricornus, from caper, capr- goat + cornu horn, on the pattern of Greek aigokēros goat-horned, Capricorn.