Definition of Taurus

1. Noun. Venezuelan master terrorist raised by a Marxist-Leninist father; trained and worked with many terrorist groups (born in 1949).

2. Noun. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Taurus.
Exact synonyms: Bull
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Category relationships: Astrology, Star Divination

3. Noun. A zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere near Orion; between Aries and Gemini.
Group relationships: Zodiac
Member holonyms: Aldebaran, Crab Nebula, Pleiades
Generic synonyms: Constellation

4. Noun. The second sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about April 20 to May 20.

Definition of Taurus

1. n. The Bull; the second in order of the twelve signs of the zodiac, which the sun enters about the 20th of April; -- marked thus [&taurus;] in almanacs.

Definition of Taurus

1. Proper noun. (zodiac constellations): A constellation of the zodiac supposedly shaped like a bull and containing the star Aldebaran. ¹

2. Proper noun. (astrology): The zodiac sign for the bull, ruled by Venus and covering April 21 - May 21. ¹

3. Proper noun. (''automobile'') An automobile model produced by the Ford Motor Company (1986-2006). ¹

4. Noun. Someone with a Taurus star sign ¹

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Medical Definition of Taurus

1. 1. The Bull; the second in order of the twelve signs of the zodiac, which the sun enters about the 20th of April; marked thus in almanacs. A zodiacal constellation, containing the well-known clusters called the Pleiades and the Hyades, in the latter of which is situated the remarkably bright Aldebaran. 2. A genus of ruminants comprising the common domestic cattle. Origin: L, akin to Gr, and E. Steer. See Steer a young ox. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Taurus

taurodeoxycholic acid
taurolithocholic acid
tauropine dehydrogenase
tauroursodeoxycholic acid
taurus (current term)
taurylic acid

Literary usage of Taurus

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

1. Twelfth Night: Or, What You Will by William Shakespeare (2001)
"And. taurus? That fides and heart. 1 30 To. ... almanacs of the time, which make taurus govern the neck and throat. Their ignorance is perhaps intentional. ..."

2. Recreation by George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen (1902)
"taurus. quent unexpected appearance of the buck, always at inopportune times, had at last converted taurus to the belief that the animal was a phantom. ..."

3. Selections from Strabo: With an Introduction on Strabo's Life and Works by Strabo, Henry Fanshawe Tozer (1893)
"THE taurus RANGE ; THE EUPHRATES AND TIGRIS ; THE LAKE ARSENE. (XI. 12. 2,3; 14.8.) An accurate description is here given of the mountain system of Western ..."

4. Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of by Chetham Society (1884)
"... I taurus. De quibus computat I in Morina pro coreo ijs. ijd. ... I taurus. Idem respondet de iij bobus de ..."

5. The Geography of the Heavens, and Class Book of Astronomy: Accompanied by a by Elijah Hinsdale Burritt, Thomas Dick (1849)
"taurus. THE BULL is represented in an attitude of rage, as if about to plunge at ... taurus is now the second sign and third constellation of the zodiac; ..."

6. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1903)
"... that part of the fringe which lies in the extreme south-eastern corner, between the sea on the south and the mountain-rim (called taurus) on the north. ..."

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