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Definitions of astrology

  1. a pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. In its etymological signification, the science of the stars; among the ancients, synonymous with astronomy; subsequently, the art of judging of the influences of the stars upon human affairs, and of foretelling events by their position and aspects. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Astronomy in its earliest form; the art of predicting or foretelling events by the appearance of the heavens, or by reading the stars. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Astrological. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. The infant stage of the science of the stars (now called Astronomy): it was occupied chiefly in foretelling events from the positions of the heavenly bodies. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. ASTROLOGICALLY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. The imaginary art of predicting events by the stars. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Ancient divination by the stars. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. An exploded science, grounded on the conviction that the heavenly bodies had a determinative influence on the character and destiny, not only of the earth, but of its several inhabitants and races, and which affected to foretell future events by the situation and different aspects of the stars. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. A science that pretends to foretell events by observing the stars. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. as-trol'o-ji, n. the infant stage of the science of the stars, out of which grew Astronomy; it was occupied chiefly in determining from the positions and motions of the heavenly bodies their supposed influence on human and terrestrial affairs.--n. ASTROL'OGER, one versed in astrology.--adjs. ASTROLOG'IC, -AL.--adv. ASTROLOG'ICALLY. [Gr. astrologia--astron, star, logos, knowledge.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  12. The art of divining by inspecting the stars. This was formerly considered to be a part of medicine; and was called Judicial Astrology, to distinguish it from astronomy. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  13. (Formerly) practical astronomy (also called natural a.); art of judging of reputed occult influence of stars upon human affairs (judicial a.). So astrologer n., astrologic (AL) aa., astrologically adv. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. [Gr.]The science of astronomy. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  15. n. The science of predicting events by the stars. Cabinet Dictionary
  16. The practice of foretelling things by the knowledge of the stars. Complete Dictionary

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