horo·​scope | \ ˈhȯr-ə-ˌskōp How to pronounce horoscope (audio) , 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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Read what your sign's 2019 horoscope predictions have in store for you, or check out the Pisces personality profile. Randon Rosenbohm, Allure, "What May’s Pisces Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 30 Apr. 2019 Read what your sign's 2019 horoscope predictions have in store for you, or check out the Taurus personality profile. Randon Rosenbohm, Allure, "What April's Taurus Horoscope Means for You," 31 Mar. 2019 In astrology language, your Sun sign dictates your zodiac personality, while your Moon sign, the second most important influence in your horoscope chart after the Sun, represents your emotions, your inner mood. Jennifer Angel, Harper's BAZAAR, "What's Your Emotional Mode of Operation?," 6 Apr. 2015 Most people only know their sun sign and read their horoscopes for that. Hannah Dylan Pasternak, SELF, "What I Learned From Having an On-Call Astrologer for a Week," 1 Apr. 2019 So why not look to your horoscope for a little written-in-the-stars help? Alanna Greco, Seventeen, "Exactly What to Wear to Prom, According to Your Sign," 11 Mar. 2019 The stars offer boundless insight, which these days is frequently presented through horoscopes. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "Birth Charts 101: An Astrology Beginner's Guide to Understanding the Planets," 12 Mar. 2018 Even Spotify is savvy to the great horoscope takeover. Cazzie David, Vogue, "2018’s Most Ridiculous Moments in Beauty—And Beyond!—According to Cazzie David," 22 Dec. 2018 But in the mid-’70s, ETS dropped its endorsement, as most of its researchers had come to see the MBTI as no better than a horoscope. Carol Tavris, WSJ, "‘The Personality Brokers’ Review: A Blurred View of Who You Are," 6 Sep. 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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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


horo·​scope | \ ˈhȯr-ə-ˌskōp How to pronounce horoscope (audio) , 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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