horoscope

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n horoscope a diagram of the positions of the planets and signs of the zodiac at a particular time and place
    • n horoscope a prediction of someone's future based on the relative positions of the planets
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 53% read their horoscopes regularly.
    • Horoscope A table showing the length of the days and nights at all places.
    • Horoscope (Astrol) 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.
    • Horoscope The planisphere invented by Jean Paduanus.
    • Horoscope (Astrol) 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n horoscope In astrology: That part of the ecliptic which is on the eastern horizon at the instant of a nativity.
    • n horoscope The figure or diagram of the twelve houses of heaven, with the positions of the planets, used by astrologers in calculating nativities and in answering horary questions.
    • n horoscope A kind of planisphere, invented by John of Padua.
    • n horoscope A table of the length of the days and nights at different places.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Horoscope hor′o-skōp an observation of the heavens at the hour of a person's birth, by which the astrologer predicted the events of his life: a representation of the heavens for this purpose
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Quotations

  • Shana Alexander
    Shana Alexander
    “Faithful horoscope-watching, practiced daily, provides just the sort of small but warm and infinitely reassuring fillip that gets matters off to a spirited start.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L.,—Gr. hōroskoposhōra, an hour, skopein, to observe.

Usage

In literature:

In 1670, the passion for horoscopes and expounding the stars prevailed in France among the first rank.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
If the planet Mangal or Mars is adverse to a girl in her horoscope, it is thought that her husband will die.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
Nevertheless, the Duke sent his astrologer to cast Katharine's horoscope.
"The Fifth Queen" by Ford Madox Ford
And now that I know all about your horoscope I don't blame you for treating me so rudely.
"Silver and Gold" by Dane Coolidge
I shall learn all when I cast your horoscope.
"The Somnambulist and the Detective" by Allan Pinkerton
Mr. Hunter had his accustomed interview with Judge Campbell this morning in quest of news, and relating to his horoscope.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Kids with good horoscopes are sent to the best schools, people fight to give them jobs.
"Conquest Over Time" by Michael Shaara
He had once gone to La Voisin to have his horoscope drawn.
"The Serapion Brethren." by Ernst Theordor Wilhelm Hoffmann
It is in my horoscope.
"The Portal of Dreams" by Charles Neville Buck
I will cast your horoscope.
"Tales from the German" by Various
For the Valois period, 'The Horoscope' (a good deal neglected), 'Queen Margot,' 'The Lady of Monsoreau,' 'The Forty-Five.
"Library of the World's Best literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 12" by Various
You told her the date when you were born, and she "did" your horoscope.
"The Brightener" by C. N. Williamson
Similar horoscopes drawn by him were frequently mentioned by our men.
"The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol 1 (of 2)" by Bernal Diaz del Castillo
Beyond this it seems impossible to cast the horoscope of Christianity at the present time.
"Religious Perplexities" by L. P. Jacks
Retain these words of mine on your memory: they are worth all the horoscopes in the world.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 1 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
But Mr. Robertson rose to a higher plane, and took a far wider horoscope.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 99, January, 1866" by Various
It may be so the horoscope is troubled.
"A Select Collection of Old English Plays" by Robert Dodsley
So he sat down upon a cactus and took out his horoscope and consulted the stars.
"The Book of Gud" by Dan Spain
The horoscope plainly indicated that the lost property would come back to this boy.
"Stories from Tagore" by Rabindranath Tagore
Indeed, I myself hope that all horoscopes are not true.
"Marguerite de Valois" by Alexandre Dumas
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In poetry:

What one hope shall ope
For us all as one
One same horoscope,
Where the soul sees hope
That outburns the sun?
"Christmas Antiphones" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Once had I such longings to be
A sailor--those wishes are o'er,
But ever in dreams of the sea
My horoscope rests on the shore.
"By The Sea" by Hattie Howard
Scan the lurid past, and tell us
On what ground you base your hopes!
Does an endless line of failures
Warrant brighter horoscopes?
"Discouragement" by John Lawson Stoddard
Havana's Witch-fog murks my Horoscope
Until my dream-enamoured Senses grope
Towards the Light, where in her opal Shrine
Smiles Hopefulness, the great Reward of Hope.
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
Strange that on his burial-sod
Harebells bloom, and golden-rod,
While the soul's dark horoscope
Holds no starry sign of hope!
Is the Unseen with sight at odds?
Nature's pity more than God's?
"The Grave" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Fanciful thought; I must not hope,
Nor question prejudice and hate;
For they who read my horoscope
Say that the stars which rule my fate
Designed me for vile tyranny,
And plunder while they fetter me.
"Lines To Caste" by Samuel Alfred Beadle

In news:

Weekly Horoscope for December 10, 2012.
Horoscope for Friday, December 14, 2012.
Horoscopes for Thursday, December 13, 2012.
Horoscope for Wednesday, December 12, 2012.
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Horoscope for Tuesday, November 20, 2012.
Celebrate the Hump Day with your horoscopes LIVE each Wednesday from 7p – 8p and online here at WalkRadio.com, keyword "Kelly".
INTERVIEWS Stream Suzanne Kraft's Summery, Slow-Motion Disco Jam ' Horoscope '.
For a few minutes they were joined by Kim, Mark and Kirk from 9news and they talked about their horoscopes .
Getting ready for the show he looks at a bunch of websites and one is a horoscope website so he reads it real quick.
Your Kid's Horoscope Can Tell Them What Costume To Wear.
Did Your Horoscope Predict This.
Your Lunch as a Horoscope .
Do you read your daily horoscope .
Listen to Rob's Expanded Audio Horoscopes at either 1-900-950-7700 ($1.99 per minute) or through his shiny new RealAudio feature.
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In science:

Finally, Cardano was thrown into prison by the inquisition for heresy, for making the horoscope of Christ[Guerlac, 2].
On the Complete Solution to the Most General Fifth Degree Polynomial
This accounts for the popularity of newspaper horoscopes and roadside psychics.
Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test
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