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Meaning of HOROSCOPE

Pronunciation:  'horu`skowp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a diagram of the positions of the planets and signs of the zodiac at a particular time and place
  2. [n]  a prediction of someone's future based on the relative positions of the planets

HOROSCOPE is a 9 letter word that starts with H.


 See Also: diagram, forecasting, foretelling, prediction, prognostication



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hor"o*scope\, n. [F. horoscope, L. horoscopus, fr.
Gr. ?, adj., observing hours or times, esp. observing the
hour of birth, n., a horoscope; ? hour + ? to view, observe.
See {Hour}, and {-scope}.]
1. (Astrol.)
   (a) 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.
   (b) 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

2. The planisphere invented by Jean Paduanus.

3. A table showing the length of the days and nights at all
   places. --Heyse.

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