HyperDic: vernal_equinox

English > 2 senses of the expression vernal equinox:
NOUNtimevernal equinox, March equinox, spring equinoxMarch 21
locationvernal equinox(astronomy) the equinoctial point that lies in the constellation of Pisces
English > vernal equinox: 2 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningMarch 21.
SynonymsMarch equinox, spring equinox
Part ofMarch, MarThe month following February and preceding April
spring, springtimeThe season of growth
NarrowerNoruz, Nowruz, Nowrooz(Persian) the new year holiday in Iran and Azerbaijan and Afghanistan and Pakistan and parts of India and among the Kurds
BroaderequinoxEither of two times of the year when the sun crosses the plane of the earth's equator and day and night are of equal length
Oppositeautumnal equinox, September equinox, fall equinoxSeptember 22
Spanishequinoccio de marzo, equinoccio de primavera
English > vernal equinox: 2 senses > noun 2, location
Meaning(astronomy) the equinoctial point that lies in the constellation of Pisces.
Categoryastronomy, uranologyThe branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
Broaderequinoctial point, equinox(astronomy) either of the two celestial points at which the celestial equator intersects the ecliptic
Spanishequinoccio de primavera, equinoccio vernal
Catalanequinocci de primavera

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