from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A constellation in the equatorial region of the Northern Hemisphere near Aries and Pegasus. Also called Fishes.
  • n. The 12th sign of the zodiac in astrology. Also called Fishes.
  • n. One who is born under this sign.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A constellation of the zodiac supposedly shaped like a pair of fish.
  • proper n. The zodiac sign for the fish, ruled by Neptune and covering February 20 - March 20 (tropical astrology) or March 15 - April 14 (sidereal astrology).
  • n. Someone with a Pisces star sign

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The twelfth sign of the zodiac, marked ♓ in almanacs.
  • A zodiacal constellation, including the first point of Aries, which is the vernal equinoctial point; the Fish.
  • The class of Vertebrata that includes the fishes. The principal divisions are Elasmobranchii, Ganoidei, and Teleostei.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A constellation and sign of the zodiac; the Fishes.
  • In zoology, a class of vertebrates, the fishes, to which different limits have been assigned. See fish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a large faint zodiacal constellation; between Aquarius and Aries
  • n. the twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about February 19 to March 20
  • n. a group of vertebrates comprising both cartilaginous and bony fishes and sometimes including the jawless vertebrates; not used technically
  • n. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Pisces


Middle English, from Medieval Latin Piscēs, from Latin piscēs, pl. of piscis, fish.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin piscēs, the nominative plural of piscis ("fish"). (Wiktionary)



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