horoscope

noun
horo·scope | \ ˈhȯr-ə-ˌskōp , ˈhär- \

Definition of horoscope 

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 : an astrological forecast

Examples of horoscope in a Sentence

She checked the newspaper for her horoscope.

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Instagram - Get your horoscope for the month—and find your perfect Kenzo outfit—at the brand's new astrology site, Kenzodiac. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Are Gwyneth and Chris Reuniting? Plus More!," 19 June 2014 Read what your sign's 2018 horoscope predictions have in store for you, or check out the Scorpio personality profile. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What July's Scorpio Horoscope Means for You," 29 June 2018 Ahead, discover the best gift for your dad based on his sign, even if he's never read a horoscope in his life. refinery29.com, "The Perfect Father's Day Gift For Every Dad In The Zodiac," 12 June 2018 The unsung heroes of grilling season however, are the sides, which is where your June horoscopes come in. Catherine Urban, Bon Appetit, "It’s Barbecue Season, So Your June Horoscope Comes with a BBQ Side for Every Sign," 1 June 2018 Read what your sign's 2018 horoscope predictions have in store for you, or check out the Sagittarius personality profile. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What June's Sagittarius Horoscope Means for You," 29 May 2018 Find your horoscope, brought to you by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and King Features Syndicate. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Horoscopes," 15 May 2018 Forget reading minds, and read your mom's horoscope instead. refinery29.com, "What To Buy Your Mom For Mother's Day Based On Her Horoscope," 8 May 2018 Read what your sign's 2018 horoscope predictions have in store for you, or check out the Virgo personality profile. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What May's Virgo Horoscope Means for You," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of horoscope

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for horoscope

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

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horoscope

noun

English Language Learners Definition of horoscope

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

horoscope

noun
horo·scope | \ ˈhȯr-ə-ˌskōp , ˈhär- \

Kids Definition of horoscope

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

2 : a prediction based on astrology

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