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

  • n. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Orion and Aries.
  • n. The second sign of the zodiac.
  • 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 bull and containing the star Aldebaran.
  • proper n. : The zodiac sign for the bull, ruled by Venus and covering April 21 - May 21 (tropical astrology) or May 16 - June 15 (sidereal astrology).
  • proper n. An automobile model produced by the Ford Motor Company (1986-present).
  • n. Someone with a Taurus star sign

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.
  • n. The Bull; the second in order of the twelve signs of the zodiac, which the sun enters about the 20th of April; -- marked thus [♉] in almanacs.
  • n. A zodiacal constellation, containing the well-known clusters called the Pleiades and the Hyades, in the latter of which is situated the remarkably bright Aldebaran.
  • n. A genus of ruminants comprising the common domestic cattle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An ancient constellation and sign of the zodiac, representing the forward part of a bull.
  • n. In zoology, a genus of cattle, to which the common bull and cow were referred. It is not now used, these animals representing the species called Bos taruts.

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

  • n. a zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere near Orion; between Aries and Gemini
  • n. the second sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about April 20 to May 20
  • n. Venezuelan master terrorist raised by a Marxist-Leninist father; trained and worked with many terrorist groups (born in 1949)
  • n. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Taurus


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

Middle English, from Latin, bull, the constellation Taurus; see tauro- in Indo-European roots.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin taurus ("bull").



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