[hawr-uh-skohp, hor]
a diagram of the heavens, showing the relative position of planets and the signs of the zodiac, for use in calculating births, foretelling events in a person's life, etc. See illus. under zodiac.
a prediction of future events or advice for future behavior based on such a diagram.

before 1050; Middle English, Old English horoscopus < Latin < Greek hōroskópos = hōro-, combining form of hṓra hour + skópos -scope

horoscopic [hawr-uh-skop-ik, skoh-pik, hor-uh] , adjective
unhoroscopic, adjective
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horoscope (ˈhɒrəˌskəʊp)
1.  the prediction of a person's future based on a comparison of the zodiacal data for the time of birth with the data from the period under consideration
2.  the configuration of the planets, the sun, and the moon in the sky at a particular moment
3.  Also called: chart a diagram showing the positions of the planets, sun, moon, etc, at a particular time and place
[Old English horoscopus, from Latin, from Greek hōroskopos ascendant birth sign, from hōrahour + -scope]

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Word Origin & History

c.1050, horoscopus, from L.; the modern form is considered to be a 16c. reborrowing from M.Fr. horoscope, from L. horoscopus, from Gk. horoskopos "nativity, horoscope," also "one who casts a horoscope," from hora "hour" (see year) + skopos "watching," in reference to the hour of one's birth.
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