Definitions of zodiac

  1. ( astrology) a circular diagram representing the 12 zodiacal constellations and showing their signs
  2. An imaginary belt in the heavens, 16¡ or 18¡ broad, in the middle of which is the ecliptic, or sun's path. It comprises the twelve constellations, which one constituted, and from which were named, the twelve signs of the zodiac.
  3. A figure representing the signs, symbols, and constellations of the zodiac.
  4. A girdle; a belt.
  5. An imaginary belt or zone in the heavens, containing the paths of the moon and the planets, with the sun's path in the middle, and divided into twelve parts, each represented by a symbol, as the Lion, the Crab, etc.
  6. An imaginary belt in the heavens, containing the twelve constellations, called signs of the zodiac.
  7. An imaginary belt in the heavens, in which the sun's path lies, and which contains the twelve constellations or signs.
  8. Astron. An imaginary belt encircling the heavens and extending about 8° on each side of the ecliptic, within which are the larger planets. It is divided into twelve parts, called signs of the zodiac, which formerly corresponded to twelve constellations bearing the same names.
  9. Figuratively, a complete circuit; round.
  10. A broad circle in the heavens, containing the twelve signs through which the sun passes in its annual course, the celiptic dividing it in the middle; a girdle.
  11. A broad belt in the heavens, within which the apparent motions of the sun, moon, and the most conspicuous of the planets, being those known to the ancients, are confined- divided into twelve parts, called signs of the zodiac.
  12. ZODIACAL.
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