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horoscope

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noun horo·scope \ˈhȯr-ə-ˌskōp, ˈhär-\

Simple Definition of horoscope

  • : advice and future predictions based on the date of a person's birth and the positions of the stars and planets

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of horoscope

  1. 1 :  a diagram of the relative positions of planets and signs of the zodiac at a specific time (as at one's birth) for use by astrologers in inferring individual character and personality traits and in foretelling events of a person's life

  2. 2 :  an astrological forecast

Examples of horoscope in a sentence

  1. She checked the newspaper for her horoscope.



Origin and Etymology of horoscope

Middle English horoscopum, from Latin horoscopus, from Greek hōroskopos, from hōra + skopos watcher; akin to Greek skopein to look at — more at spy


First Known Use: 14th century


HOROSCOPE Defined for Kids

horoscope

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noun horo·scope \ˈhȯr-ə-ˌskōp, ˈhär-\

Definition of horoscope for Students

  1. 1 :  a diagram of the positions of the planets and signs of the zodiac used in astrology

  2. 2 :  a prediction based on astrology





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