Meaning of “Capricorn” in the English Dictionary

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"Capricorn" in British English

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Capricornnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈkæp.rɪ.kɔːn/ us /ˈkæp.rə.kɔːrn/

Examples from literature

  • Horny-handed sons of toil are born under Capricorn. 
  • It was near the end of December, when the sun in Capricorn darts over Mauritius, during the space of three weeks, its vertical fires. 
  • The sun enters Aries at the spring equinox and Libra at the autumnal equinox, while the first point of Cancer marks the summer solstice, and that of Capricorn the winter. 

(Definition of “Capricorn” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Capricorn" in American English

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Capricornnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈkæp·rɪˌkɔrn/

the tenth sign of the zodiac, covering the period December 22 to January 19 and represented by a goat, or a person born during this period

(Definition of “Capricorn” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)