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hor·o·scope

 (hôr′ə-skōp′, hŏr′-)
n.
1.
a. The aspect of the planets and stars at a given moment, such as the moment of a person's birth, used by astrologers.
b. A diagram of the signs of the zodiac based on such an aspect.
2. An astrological forecast, as of a person's future, based on a diagram of the aspect of the planets and stars at a given moment.

[French, from Old French, from Latin hōroscopus, from Greek hōroskopos : hōrā, hour, season; see yēr- in Indo-European roots + skopos, observer; see spek- in Indo-European roots.]

horoscope

(ˈhɒrəˌskəʊp)
n
1. (Astrology) the prediction of a person's future based on a comparison of the zodiacal data for the time of birth with the data from the period under consideration
2. (Astrology) the configuration of the planets, the sun, and the moon in the sky at a particular moment
3. (Astrology) Also called: chart a diagram showing the positions of the planets, sun, moon, etc, at a particular time and place
[Old English horoscopus, from Latin, from Greek hōroskopos ascendant birth sign, from hōra hour + -scope]
horoscopic adj

hor•o•scope

(ˈhɔr əˌskoʊp, ˈhɒr-)

n.
1. a diagram of the heavens, showing the relative position of planets and the signs of the zodiac, as at the moment of a person's birth, used esp. to predict events in a person's life.
2. predictions or advice for the future, based on such a diagram.
[before 1050; Middle English, Old English horoscopus < Latin < Greek hōroskópos=hōro-, comb. form of hṓra hour + skópos -scope]

horoscope

- Comes from Greek hora, "hour, time," and skopos, "observer."
See also related terms for observer.

horoscope

A birthchart calculated according to the exact time of birth.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.horoscope - a prediction of someone's future based on the relative positions of the planetshoroscope - a prediction of someone's future based on the relative positions of the planets
forecasting, foretelling, prediction, prognostication - a statement made about the future
2.horoscope - a diagram of the positions of the planets and signs of the zodiac at a particular time and place
diagram - a drawing intended to explain how something works; a drawing showing the relation between the parts
Translations
خَرِيطَةُ البُرُوجنَجم، طالِع، بُرْج
horoskop
horoskop
horoskooppi
horoskop
horoszkóp
stjörnuspá
星占い
별점
horoskopas
horoskops
horoskop
horoskop
โหราศาสตร์
lá số tử vi

horoscope

[ˈhɒrəskəʊp] Nhoróscopo m
to cast a horoscopesacar un horóscopo

horoscope

[ˈhɒrəskəʊp] nhoroscope m

horoscope

nHoroskop nt

horoscope

[ˈhɒrəˌskəʊp] noroscopo

horoscope

(ˈhorəskəup) noun
the prediction of a person's future based on the position of the stars and planets at the time of his birth.

horoscope

خَرِيطَةُ البُرُوج horoskop horoskop Horoskop ωροσκόπιο horóscopo horoskooppi horoscope horoskop oroscopo 星占い 별점 horoscoop horoskop horoskop horóscopo гороскоп horoskop โหราศาสตร์ yıldız falı lá số tử vi 占星
References in classic literature ?
The priest brushed his foot over the rude horoscope. 'More than this I cannot see.
Then it came out that in those worldly days he had been a master- hand at casting horoscopes and nativities; and the family priest led him on to describe his methods; each giving the planets names that the other could not understand, and pointing upwards as the big stars sailed across the dark.
"Plague on't, my lord, have you brought me here to get my horoscope out of me?"
She was not playing at being fluttered, which would have been simply ridiculous; she was doing her best to carry herself as a person so humble that, for her, even embarrassment would have been pretentious; but evidently she had never dreamed of its being in her horoscope to pay a visit, at night-fall, to a friendly single gentleman who lived in theatrical-looking rooms on one of the new Boulevards.
No man's life As of one tenor would I praise or blame, For Fortune with a constant ebb and rise Casts down and raises high and low alike, And none can read a mortal's horoscope. Take Creon; he, methought, if any man, Was enviable.
Such was the prophet's horoscope. O king, Regard it not.
Have not I more skill Than thou to draw the horoscope of Thebes?
However, this rain is not resting, but is doing something ACTIVELY,--it is falling--to interfere with the bird, likely--and this indicates MOVEMENT, which has the effect of sliding it into the Accusative case and changing DEM Regen into DEN Regen." Having completed the grammatical horoscope of this matter, I answer up confidently and state in German that the bird is staying in the blacksmith shop "wegen (on account of) DEN Regen." Then the teacher lets me softly down with the remark that whenever the word "wegen" drops into a sentence, it ALWAYS throws that subject into the GENITIVE case, regardless of consequences--and therefore this bird stayed in the blacksmith shop "wegen DES Regens."
Only by the vision of that Wisdom can the horoscope of the ages be read, and by falling back on our better thoughts, by yielding to the spirit of prophecy which is innate in every man, we can know what it saith.
Thought boiled in his brain, conjectures abounded, and D'Artagnan was a great drawer of horoscopes; but, with that imperturbable phlegm which does more than genius for the fortune and happiness of men of action, he put off reflection till the next day, for fear, he said, not to be fresh when he wanted to be so.
Colleville had a passion for reading the horoscopes of famous men in the anagram of their names.
The revelation came from a famed astrologer, and it's based on Kate's horoscope for the month of September.