zodiac

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈzəʊ.dɪ.æk/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈzoʊ.dɪ.æk/
  • Hyphenation: zo‧di‧ac

Noun[change]

Singular
zodiac

Plural
zodiacs

  1. (uncountable); (astronomy) A belt-like area of the sky that the Sun, Moon, and the planets pass through; it extends about eight degrees north and south of the ecliptic, and is divided into 12 equal parts which are each named after a constellation.
  2. (uncountable); (astrology) The 12 signs, or houses, of the zodiac. Each sign is named after one of the constellations in the zodiac.
    My zodiac costellation is Gemini.
  3. (countable) A circle decorated with the signs of the zodiac.
    My friend has a tattoo of a zodiac.