Horoscope Definition

hôrə-skōp, hŏr-
The position of the planets and stars with relation to one another at a given time, esp. at the time of a person's birth, regarded in astrology as influencing or determining one's destiny.
Webster's New World
A chart of the zodiacal signs and the positions of the planets, etc.
Webster's New World
A forecast based on such a chart, usually a set of twelve predictions for the twelve signs of the zodiac.
Webster's New World
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.
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Origin of Horoscope

  • French from Old French from Latin hōroscopus from Greek hōroskopos hōrā hour, season yēr- in Indo-European roots skopos observer spek- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French horoscope, from Medieval Latin horoscopus, from Ancient Greek ὡροσκόπος (hōroskopos), from ὥρα (hōra, “any limited time”) + σκοπός (skopos, “watcher”).

    From Wiktionary

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