Definition of Horoscope

1. Noun. A prediction of someone's future based on the relative positions of the planets.




2. Noun. A diagram of the positions of the planets and signs of the zodiac at a particular time and place.
Generic synonyms: Diagram

Definition of Horoscope

1. n. The representation made of the aspect of the heavens at the moment of a person's birth, by which the astrologer professed to foretell the events of the person's life; especially, the sign of the zodiac rising above the horizon at such a moment.

Definition of Horoscope

1. Noun. an astrological forecast of a person's future based on such information ¹

2. Noun. the position of the planets and stars at the moment of someone's birth; a diagram of such positions ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Horoscope

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Medical Definition of Horoscope

1. 1. The representation made of the aspect of the heavens at the moment of a person's birth, by which the astrologer professed to foretell the events of the person's life; especially, the sign of the zodiac rising above the horizon at such a moment. The diagram or scheme of twelve houses or signs of the zodiac, into which the whole circuit of the heavens was divided for the purposes of such prediction of fortune. 2. The planisphere invented by Jean Paduanus. 3. A table showing the length of the days and nights at all places. Origin: F. Horoscope, L. Horoscopus, fr. Gr, adj, observing hours or times, esp. Observing the hour of birth, a horoscope; hour + to view, observe. See Hour, and -scope. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Horoscope Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Horoscope

horologiography
horologion
horologist
horologists
horology
horometer
horometers
horometrical
horometries
horometry
horophile
horophiles
horopter
horopteric
horopters
horoscope (current term)
horoscoper
horoscopers
horoscopes
horoscopies
horoscopist
horoscopists
horoscopy
horosphere
horospheres
horospherical
horrendous
horrendously
horrent
horrible

Literary usage of Horoscope

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1. Astronomical Papyri from Oxyrhynchus by Alexander Jones (1999)
"262 4250 horoscopes, AD 237 and undated 263 4251 horoscopes, AD 244 and undated 264 4252 horoscopes, AD 247/248 and undated 264 4253 horoscope, AD 249/250 ..."

2. Ante-Nicene Christian Library: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers by James Donaldson, Alexander Roberts, Allan Menzies, Novatianus (1868)
"Whence, if the horoscope be removed, it necessarily follows that neither any ... For in order that this [horoscope] may be found, it is first requisite that ..."

3. Science and Literature in the Middle Ages, and at the Period of the Renaissance by P. L. Jacob (1878)
"But, to draw any kind of horoscope, the first step was to observe with great care what ... Great importance was therefore attached, in drawing a horoscope, ..."

4. Babylonian Horoscopes by Francesca Rochberg (1998)
"APIN, but whose equivalent is not found in horoscope texts, which refer to the planet only by the name ..."

5. The Ante-Nicene Fathers: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers Down to by Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, Arthur Cleveland Coxe (1886)
"Whence, if the horoscope be removed, it necessarily follows that neither any ... For in order that this (horoscope) may be found, it is first requisite that ..."

6. Science and Literature in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance by P. L. Jacob (1878)
"But, to draw any kind of horoscope, the first step was to observe with great care what ... Great importance was therefore attached, in drawing a horoscope, ..."

7. The German Pietists of Provincial Pennsylvania: 1694-1708 by Julius Friedrich Sachse (1895)
"... THE DIVINING ROD AND horoscope. BESIDES the religious and educational work fostered by the Community on the Wissahickon and the speculations as to the ..."

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