Definition of Capricorn in US English:

Capricorn

proper noun

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

    Compare with Capricornus
    1. 1.1a Capricorn A person born when the sun is in the sign of Capricorn.
      • ‘Capricorns get annoyed when things don't work.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Chaos is something Capricorns prefer to avoid.’
      • ‘Despite the hard time you give yourselves, existence has always been madly in love with you Capricorns.’
      • ‘For trivia buffs, Helen's own daughter is a Capricorn, and has been working as the production manager on Lord of the Rings.’
      • ‘Like Christopher Robin's Eeyore, Capricorns adore a worst-case scenario, which brings out their best.’
      • ‘By the way, I'm a Leo and my husband is a Capricorn, and those Sun sign charts say we'd never make it.’
      • ‘If you have the misfortune to fall in love with a Capricorn, remember two words: prenuptial agreement.’
      • ‘He tells Capricorns that the ‘laws of karma seem to have been suspended in your vicinity.’’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Existence is just set on getting closer to you, Capricorns.’
      • ‘And something to start doing that's absolutely necessary Capricorns, is asking for - and then accepting - help when you need it.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘All young people can benefit from the guidance of a Capricorn, although most will find their lessons on the need for patience frustrating.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Rams, like Capricorns, always know best - for everyone else.’
      • ‘Encourage the prudent, overconventional Capricorns to get in touch with their animal origins with goat's milk soap from Senteurs de Provence.’

Phrases

Origin

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

Pronunciation

Capricorn

/ˈkaprəˌkôrn//ˈkæprəˌkɔrn/