Definition of Taurus in US English:


proper noun

  • 1Astronomy
    A constellation (the Bull), said to represent a bull with brazen feet that was tamed by Jason. Its many bright stars include Aldebaran (the bull's eye), and it contains the Crab Nebula and the star clusters of the Hyades and the Pleiades.

    1. 1.1as genitive Tauri /ˈtôrē, ˈtôrī/ Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in the constellation Taurus.
      ‘the star Beta Tauri’
  • 2Astrology
    The second sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters on about April 21.

    1. 2.1a Taurus A person born when the sun is in the sign of Taurus.
      • ‘The Capricorn triplicity comprises Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn - three nocturnal signs.’
      • ‘Whether Taurus or Scorpio is staring back at them would alter the way he or she thinks about whatever is on his or her mind.’
      • ‘But the reality is that, although he may be quite fanciful, he is still a Taurus, the most fixed and stable sign of the zodiac.’
      • ‘Domesticated and family oriented, the Cancer/Taurus needs a sold home base in which to feel secure and loved.’
      • ‘I am also a Taurus, they say that we have bad tempers and are very domineering.’
      • ‘Most people know whether they are a Virgo, or a Taurus, or whatever.’
      • ‘If someone was supposed to have been a Taurus but ends up as a Pisces, how does this affect their lives?’
      • ‘As a Taurus, you favour the predictable and organised side of Saturn to the freewheeling nature of Jupiter.’
      • ‘That Hitler was a Taurus should tell you everything you need to know.’