Definition of Taurus in English:

Taurus

(also Tauri)

Pronunciation /ˈtôrəs/ /ˈtɔrəs/

proper noun

  • 1Astronomy
    A constellation (the Bull), said to represent a bull with brazen feet that was tamed by Jason. Its many bright stars include Aldebaran (the bull's eye), and it contains the Crab Nebula and the star clusters of the Hyades and the Pleiades.

  • 2Astrology
    The second sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters on about April 21.

noun

Astrology
  • a TaurusA person born when the sun is in the sign of Taurus.

    • ‘If someone was supposed to have been a Taurus but ends up as a Pisces, how does this affect their lives?’
    • ‘But the reality is that, although he may be quite fanciful, he is still a Taurus, the most fixed and stable sign of the zodiac.’
    • ‘Most people know whether they are a Virgo, or a Taurus, or whatever.’
    • ‘The Capricorn triplicity comprises Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn - three nocturnal signs.’
    • ‘As a Taurus, you favour the predictable and organised side of Saturn to the freewheeling nature of Jupiter.’
    • ‘I am also a Taurus, they say that we have bad tempers and are very domineering.’
    • ‘Whether Taurus or Scorpio is staring back at them would alter the way he or she thinks about whatever is on his or her mind.’
    • ‘Domesticated and family oriented, the Cancer/Taurus needs a sold home base in which to feel secure and loved.’

adjective

Astronomy
postpositive
  • Used with preceding Greek letter or numeral to designate a star in the constellation Taurus.

    ‘the star Beta Tauri’

Origin

Latin. Tauri is the Latin genitive form of Taurus.

Pronunciation

Taurus

/ˈtôrəs/ /ˈtɔrəs/