Definitions for: Horoscope


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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
fortune.

2. The planisphere invented by Jean Paduanus.

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

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

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