horoscope

noun
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.

Recent Examples on the Web

The only thing millennials love more than getting text notifications from horoscope apps, podcasts about the grifter du jour, and Timothée Chalamet are piercings. Samantha Sasso, refinery29.com, "Curated Constellation Ear Piercings Are Big News This Summer," 3 July 2019 The app gives you free daily horoscopes full of fun, colorful images. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "10 Of The Best Horoscope Apps For People That Are Obsessed With The Stars," 16 May 2019 Make sure you're notified about new horoscopes by switching on event alerts! Venus Australis, refinery29.com, "Your Horoscope This Week," 9 June 2019 Read what your sign's 2019 horoscope predictions have in store for you, or check out the Leo personality profile. Randon Rosenbohm, Allure, "What June's Leo Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 29 May 2019 Over the last two years, the Instagram-favorite brand launched its Zodiac Palette, Zodiac Love Signs Palette, and most recently, its Mini Zodiac Palettes, and astrology lovers everywhere have gone wild over the horoscope-themed products. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "BH Cosmetics Just Launched a New Mini Zodiac Palette for Aries," 19 Mar. 2019 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

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

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horoscope

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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

horoscope

noun
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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