astrologer


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as·trol·o·gy

 (ə-strŏl′ə-jē)
n.
1. The study of the positions and motions of celestial bodies in the belief that they have an influence on the course of natural earthly occurrences and human affairs.
2. Obsolete Astronomy.

[Middle English astrologie, from Old French, from Latin astrologia, from Greek astrologiā : astro-, astro- + -logiā, -logy.]

as·trol′o·ger n.
as′tro·log′i·cal (ăs′trə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl), as′tro·log′ic adj.
as′tro·log′i·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.astrologer - someone who predicts the future by the positions of the planets and sun and Moonastrologer - someone who predicts the future by the positions of the planets and sun and Moon
forecaster, predictor, prognosticator, soothsayer - someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)

astrologer

noun stargazer In a way, being an astrologer means being a counsellor.
Translations
مُنَجِّم
astrolog
astrolog
asztrológus
stjörnuspekingur
astrológ
astrologyıldız falcısı

astrologer

[əsˈtrɒlədʒəʳ] Nastrólogo/a m/f

astrologer

[əˈstrɒlədʒər] nastrologue m

astrologer

nAstrologe m, → Astrologin f

astrologer

[əsˈtrɒlədʒəʳ] nastrologo/a

astrology

(əˈstrolədʒi) noun
the study of the stars and their influence on people's lives. I don't have faith in astrology.
aˈstrologer noun
astrological (ӕstrəˈlodʒikl) adjective
References in classic literature ?
I am an astrologer and I come to restore health to the Princess Badoura, daughter of the high and mighty King of China, on the conditions laid down by His Majesty of marrying her should I succeed, or of losing my life if I fail.
But Camaralzaman politely yet firmly persisted in his intentions, and at length the king desired the eunuch who had the guard of the princess's apartments to conduct the astrologer to her presence.
To which senor astrologer, after having set up his figure, made answer that the bitch would be in pup, and would drop three pups, one green, another bright red, and the third parti-coloured, provided she conceived between eleven and twelve either of the day or night, and on a Monday or Saturday; but as things turned out, two days after this the bitch died of a surfeit, and senor planet-ruler had the credit all over the place of being a most profound astrologer, as most of these planet-rulers have.
And, in fine, of false sciences I thought I knew the worth sufficiently to escape being deceived by the professions of an alchemist, the predictions of an astrologer, the impostures of a magician, or by the artifices and boasting of any of those who profess to know things of which they are ignorant.
I tell you," one of them was saying, "that if Coysel predicted that, 'tis as good as true; I know nothing about it, but I have heard say that he's not only an astrologer, but a magician.
A certain astrologer of that city whose name I have forgotten -'
But - but the astrologer said no word of this,' cried the lama, snuffing prodigiously in his excitement.
It was towards this epoch, that the excessive heat of the summer of 1466 caused that grand outburst of the plague which carried off more than forty thousand souls in the vicomty of Paris, and among others, as Jean de Troyes states, "Master Arnoul, astrologer to the king, who was a very fine man, both wise and pleasant.
Night came, and Passepartout re-entered the native quarter, where he wandered through the streets, lit by vari-coloured lanterns, looking on at the dancers, who were executing skilful steps and boundings, and the astrologers who stood in the open air with their telescopes.
We see likewise, the Scripture calleth envy an evil eye; and the astrologers, call the evil influences of the stars, evil aspects; so that still there seemeth to be acknowledged, in the act of envy, an ejaculation or irradiation of the eye.
I think Miss Leeson has just as much right to name stars as any of those old astrologers had.
Around soothsayers and astrologers hath hitherto revolved the orbit of this illusion.