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.
Recent Examples of horoscope from the Web
And, to distract young drivers from Japan's endless traffic jams, Pioneer has also issued discs containing games, quizzes, horoscopes and the inevitable karaoke.
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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 English Language Learners
Definition of horoscope for English Language Learners
: advice and future predictions based on the date of a person's birth and the positions of the stars and planets
HOROSCOPE Defined for Kids
Definition of horoscope for Students
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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