Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: zodiac
IPA transcription: [z'oʊdi,æk]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: zodiac
    Meaning: (astrology) a circular diagram representing the 12 zodiacal constellations and showing their signs
  • Synonyms: zodiac
    Meaning: a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes
Usage examples
  • In 1800 the preliminaries were settled: the heavens near the zodiac were divided into twenty-four regions, each of which was intrusted to one observer to be swept.
  • Dr. Bremiker had not, indeed, completed his great work--a chart of the whole zodiac down to stars of the tenth magnitude--but portions of it were completed, and the special region where the new planet was expected happened to be among the portions already just done.