Definition of Scorpio

1. Noun. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Scorpio.

Exact synonyms: Scorpion
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Category relationships: Astrology, Star Divination

2. Noun. A large zodiacal constellation between Libra and Sagittarius.
Exact synonyms: Scorpius
Group relationships: Zodiac
Member holonyms: Antares
Generic synonyms: Constellation

3. Noun. The eighth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about October 23 to November 21.

Definition of Scorpio

1. n. A scorpion.

Definition of Scorpio

1. Proper noun. (zodiac constellations): A constellation of the zodiac, roughly shaped like a scorpion. Its brightest star is the red giant Antares. ¹

2. Proper noun. (astrology): The zodiac sign for the scorpion, ruled by Mars and covering October 24 - November 22. ¹

3. Noun. Someone with a Scorpio star sign ¹

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Medical Definition of Scorpio

1. Origin: L. 1. A scorpion. 2. The eighth sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters about the twenty-third day of October, marked thus [

Lexicographical Neighbors of Scorpio

scorpaenid fish
scorpaenoid fish
scorpio (current term)
scorpioid cyme
scorpion fish
scorpion fly
scorpion kick
scorpion kicks
scorpion shell
scorpion venoms
scorpion weed

Literary usage of Scorpio

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"scorpio, on the other hand, in common FIG. 28.—The right coxal gland of Limulus ... IV, VI, whereas in scorpio the latter have a separate origin from the ..."

2. Proceedings of the Society of Biblical Archaeology by Society of Biblical Archaeology (1891)
"Eight-legged reptile something like a lobster, for scorpio." Church, York. ... scorpio. " A queer conventional beast with a long-pointed and twisted tail. ..."

3. The Geography of the Heavens and Class-book of Astronomy: Accompanied by a by Elijah Hinsdale Burritt, Hiram Mattison, Henry Whitall (1856)
"The Egyptians 1xe>l the entrance oi ilie im into scorpio as the commencement ... The death of Osiris, then, was lamented when the sun in scorpio descended ..."

4. The Geography of the Heavens and Class Book of Astronomy: Accompanied by a by Elijah Hinsdale Burritt, Thomas Dick (1843)
"scorpio. THE scorpioN.—This is the eighth sign, and ninth constellation, in the order of the Zodiac. It presents one of the most interesting groups of stars ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Limulus thus agrees with scorpio and differ? from the Crustacea, ... The lateral eyes of scorpio consist of groups of separate small lenses each with its ..."

6. Reports of Cases Relating to Maritime Law: Containing All the Decisions of by James Perronet Aspinall, Butler Aspinall, Geoffrey Hutchinson, James. A. Petrie, F. A. P. Rowe, Bruce Farthing (1873)
"The scorpio was a screw steamer of 661 tons, bound on a voyage from Sunderland to ... The scorpio, at the request of the master of the Wittem, III., ..."

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