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Meaning of "zodiac" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ZODIAC

From Old French zodiaque, from Latin zōdiacus, from Greek zōidiakos ( kuklos) (circle) of signs, from zōidion animal sign, carved figure, from zōion animal.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ZODIAC

zodiac  [ˈzəʊdɪˌæk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ZODIAC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Zodiac is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ZODIAC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

zodiac

Zodiac

In both astrology and historical astronomy, the zodiac is a circle of twelve 30° divisions of celestial longitude that are centered upon the ecliptic: the apparent path of the Sun across the celestial sphere over the course of the year. The paths of the Moon and visible planets also remain close to the ecliptic, within the belt of the zodiac, which extends 8-9° north or south of the ecliptic, as measured in celestial latitude. Because the divisions are regular, they do not correspond exactly to the twelve constellations after which they are named. Historically, these twelve divisions are called signs. Essentially, the zodiac is a celestial coordinate system, or more specifically an ecliptic coordinate system, which takes the ecliptic as the origin of latitude, and the position of the sun at vernal equinox as the origin of longitude.

Definition of zodiac in the English dictionary

The definition of zodiac in the dictionary is a diagram, usually circular, representing this belt and showing the symbols, illustrations, etc, associated with each of the 12 signs of the zodiac, used to predict the future. Other definition of zodiac is a complete circuit; circle.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ZODIAC


ammoniac
əˈməʊnɪˌæk
bradycardiac
ˌbrædɪˈkɑːdɪˌæk
brainiac
ˈbreɪnɪˌæk
cardiac
ˈkɑːdɪˌæk
celeriac
sɪˈlɛrɪˌæk
celiac
ˈsiːlɪˌæk
coeliac
ˈsiːlɪˌæk
diplocardiac
ˌdɪpləʊˈkɑːdɪˌæk
hypochondriac
ˌhaɪpəˈkɒndrɪˌæk
iliac
ˈɪlɪˌæk
insomniac
ɪnˈsɒmnɪˌæk
intracardiac
ˌɪntrəˈkɑːdɪˌæk
Kodiak
ˈkəʊdɪˌæk
krakowiak
kræˈkəʊvɪˌæk
maniac
ˈmeɪnɪˌæk
necrophiliac
ˌnekrəʊˈfɪlɪˌæk
paradisiac
ˌpærəˈdɪsɪˌæk
pericardiac
ˌpɛrɪˈkɑːdɪˌæk
sacroiliac
ˌseɪkrəʊˈɪlɪˌæk
Syriac
ˈsɪrɪˌæk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ZODIAC

zoaea
zoaeae
Zoan
zoantharian
zoanthropic
zoanthropy
zoarial
zoarium
zocalo
zocco
zodiacal
zodiacal constellation
zodiacal light
zoea
zoeae
zoeal
zoeform
zoetic
zoetrope
zoetropic

WORDS THAT END LIKE ZODIAC

amnesiac
aphrodisiac
dextrocardiac
egomaniac
elegiac
endocardiac
eniac
epicardiac
guaiac
kleptomaniac
Mauriac
noncardiac
nymphomaniac
paranoiac
pyromaniac
sex maniac
sign of the zodiac
tachycardiac
triac
zygocardiac

Synonyms and antonyms of zodiac in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «zodiac» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ZODIAC

Find out the translation of zodiac to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of zodiac from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «zodiac» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

十二宫
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

zodíaco
570 millions of speakers

English

zodiac
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

राशि चक्र
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دَائِرَةُ البُرُوج
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

зодиак
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

zodíaco
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রাশিচক্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

zodiaque
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Zodiak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Tierkreis
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

十二宮
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

12궁도
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Zodiak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hoàng đạo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இராசி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

राशी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zodyak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

zodiaco
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zodiak
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зодіак
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

zodiac
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ζωδιακός κύκλος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

zodiac
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

zodiak
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

zodiak
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of zodiac

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ZODIAC»

The term «zodiac» is very widely used and occupies the 11.413 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ZODIAC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about zodiac

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ZODIAC»

Discover the use of zodiac in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to zodiac and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Zodiac
Sangamon Taylor is spreading the word about corporations piping toxic wastes into the water from his 40-horsepower Zodiac raft.
Neal Stephenson, 2007
2
Zodiac
A San Francisco Chronicle reporter provides an account of the series of unsolved murders committed in California from 1968 to the early seventies in which letters were sent to the "Chronicle," announcing the crimes and signed with a symbol ...
Robert Graysmith, 2007
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Complete Book of the Zodiac
Cainer provides the tools needed to help readers better understand themselves, find an ideal partner, reach their potential, enjoy happy and satisfying relationships, and even predict the future.
Jonathan Cainer, 1999
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The Zodiac Killer: Terror and Mystery
Examines the details of the Zodiac Killer case in 1960s San Francisco, including the victims, the crimes, and speculations as to the identity of the Zodiac Killer.
Brenda Haugen, 2011
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Zodiac and the Salts of Salvation
With the renewed interest in homeopathy, increased study of astrology and the entrance of the Aquarian Age, this book has gained more importance. It is an attempt to answer all the questions regarding the cell salts.
George W. Carey, Inez Eudora Perry, 2010
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Darkside Zodiac in Love
This book may not mend a broken heart, but it can tell readers who they are compatible with--and who they are not. Illustrated.
Stella Hyde, 2007
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Black Sun Signs: An African-American Guide to the Zodiac
An African-American perspective on astrology is tailored to the experience, interests, and culture of the African-American community, offering profiles of each sign as well as lighthearted advice on an array of subjects.
Thelma Balfour, 1996
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Secrets of the Zodiac: An In-Depth Guide to Your Talents, ...
Life's a whole lot easier when you know where you are going, what you are capable of, and what's likely to trip you up. In Secrets of the Zodiac you'll discover why you are the person you are, and all about your life mission.
Michele Finey, 2010
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The Little Giant Encyclopedia of the Zodiac
Whether used for entertainment or as a tool for living harmoniously with one's natural character, this giant astrology reference is certain to provide hours of fun. Two-color interior.
‎1997
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Darkside Zodiac: A Guide to the Sides of Us that Other ...
You have been warned; anybody who is but a fragile blossom on lifeżs maelstrom had better put the book down now!
Stella Hyde, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ZODIAC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term zodiac is used in the context of the following news items.
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Boeing working with Zodiac to mitigate potential impact on …
Boeing (NYSE: BA) may be able to find other sources for the composite products built at the Eastern Washington Zodiac Aerospace factory that suffered a severe ... «Puget Sound Business Journal, Jul 15»
2
Boeing, Airbus Assess Impact of Blast at Zodiac Plant in Washington …
Zodiac said the Newport facility is part of its composites and engineered materials ... Airbus said it was also “monitoring and assessing the situation” with Zodiac, ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
3
Plane seats which face each other? Zodiac promotes new economy …
Passengers will have to face each other in the cramped seats designed by Zodiac, a supplier of airliner fittings, as a way of squeezing ever more passengers ... «The Australian, Jul 15»
4
Zoadiac Seats' hexagonal seating for planes means you FACE other …
A patent has just been filed by UK-based seat manufacturer Zodiac Seats for a new 'Economy Class Cabin Hexagon' which consists of alternate forward and ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Exclusive: Two Zodiac aero plants in US show why delays persist
Production delays at this and another Zodiac plant that makes cabin interiors also ... Zodiac said it is building 700 seats a day but is still 1,700 behind schedule, ... «Reuters, Jun 15»
6
Astrological signs are almost all wrong, as movement of moon and …
When the zodiac was devised by the ancient Greeks, people were assigned star signs based on the constellation that was behind the sun at that time. But the ... «The Independent, Mar 15»
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UPDATE 2-EXCLUSIVE-Jetmakers intervene on Zodiac seat …
Paris-based Zodiac has been wrestling for months with missed deadlines for seat ... A strike last autumn at a Zodiac plant in Texas also affected shipments. «Reuters, Mar 15»
8
Ai Weiwei zodiac heads sell for record $4.3m in London
The 12 sculptures represent the Chinese zodiac: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, ram, monkey, rooster, dog and pig, each head mounted on a ... «Yahoo News, Feb 15»
9
Ai Weiwei's Zodiac Sculptures Head To Auction For $3 Million
LONDON (AP) — A group of golden animal heads by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei representing the signs of the zodiac is up for sale in London. "Circle of ... «Huffington Post, Feb 15»
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After 12 years, Japanese New Year card will show zodiac sheep has …
In this Dec. 30, 2014 photo, sheep designs on postage stamps are seen on New Year's greeting cards, 2003 issue, left, and 2015 issue, right. When millions of ... «Fox News, Dec 14»

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