Horoscope
Horoscope Hor"o*scope, n. [F. horoscope, L. horoscopus, fr. Gr. ?, adj., observing hours or times, esp. observing the hour of birth, n., a horoscope; ? hour + ? to view, observe. See {Hour}, and {-scope}.] 1. (Astrol.) (a) The representation made of the aspect of the heavens at the moment of a person's birth, by which the astrologer professed to foretell the events of the person's life; especially, the sign of the zodiac rising above the horizon at such a moment. (b) The diagram or scheme of twelve houses or signs of the zodiac, into which the whole circuit of the heavens was divided for the purposes of such prediction of fortune. [1913 Webster]

2. The planisphere invented by Jean Paduanus. [1913 Webster]

3. A table showing the length of the days and nights at all places. --Heyse.


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