horoscope

noun

horo·​scope ˈhȯr-ə-ˌskōp How to pronounce horoscope (audio)
ˈhär-
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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Word History

Etymology

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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of horoscope was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Horoscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horoscope. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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horoscope

noun
horo·​scope ˈhȯr-ə-ˌskōp How to pronounce horoscope (audio)
ˈhär-
1
: a diagram of the positions of planets and signs of the zodiac used by astrologers to foretell events of a person's life
2
: an astrological forecast
Etymology

Middle English horoscopum "horoscope," from Latin horoscopus (same meaning), from Greek hōroskopos, literally, "hour watcher," from hōra "hour" and skopos "watcher" — related to bishop, episcopal, scope see Word History at bishop

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