Adjective "zodiac" definition and examples

(Zodiac may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈzəʊdɪak/

Definitions and examples

noun

A belt of the heavens within about 8° either side of the ecliptic, including all apparent positions of the sun, moon, and most familiar planets. It is divided into twelve equal divisions or signs (Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces).
  1. 'House placement is how each person is affecting the other according to the twelve houses of the zodiac.'
  2. 'Each crop type must then be planted on a day when the moon is in a sign of the zodiac associated with that element.'
  3. 'The co-ruler of Pisces, whose traditional ruler is Jupiter, Neptune takes approximately 170 years to make its circuit of the zodiac.'
  4. 'The apparent paths of the sun, the moon, and the major planets all fall within the zodiac.'
  5. '‘Places of familiarity’ are the signs of the zodiac or angles in the chart which reinforce a planet's natural disposition.'
  6. 'Traditional astrology recognises five significant relationships, based upon the twelvefold division of the zodiac signs.'
  7. 'In other words, the zodiacal constellations named in ancient times no longer correspond to the segments of the zodiac represented by their signs.'
  8. 'If her planet were not in any part of the zodiac ruled by mine, we would judge that she is not interested in me.'
  9. 'Your carrots ought to be put in on a root day, and your leeks harvested only when the zodiac calendar permits.'
  10. 'Taurus has one of the longest histories of the zodiac signs.'
  11. 'You don't need neon zodiacs and other accoutrements either.'
  12. 'But Frye's dreams of systematizing and co-ordinating a literary universe also rose to meet counterparts in Frances Yates's 1967 account of the zodiacs and theatres of the encyclopaedic memory systems of Bruno and Camillo.'
An inflatable dinghy powered by an outboard motor.
  1. 'The name Zodiac was a pun to anyone who knew about the little raft.'
  2. 'The final segment saw the players paddling a Zodiac across the bay.'

More definitions

1. an imaginary belt of the heavens, extending about 8° on each side of the ecliptic, within which are the apparent paths of the sun, moon, and principal planets. It contains twelve constellations and hence twelve divisions called signs of the zodiac. Each division, however, because of the precession of the equinoxes, now contains the constellation west of the one from which it took its name.Compare sign of the zodiac.

2. a circular or elliptical diagram representing this belt, and

More examples(as adjective)

"boats can be zodiac."

"years can be zodiac."

"wheels can be zodiac."

"secrets can be zodiac."

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French zodiaque, via Latin from Greek zōidiakos, from zōidion ‘sculptured animal figure’, diminutive of zōion ‘animal’.