from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The study of the positions and aspects of celestial bodies in the belief that they have an influence on the course of natural earthly occurrences and human affairs.
- n. Obsolete Astronomy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies and their supposed influence on human affairs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science or doctrine of the stars; practical astronomy; astronomy in its earliest form.
- n. An old name for the plant bistort, Polygonum Bistorta.
- n. That branch of astrology which professes to predict natural effects, as changes of the weather, winds, storms, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon
Middle English astrologie, from Old French, from Latin astrologia, from Greek astrologiā : astro-, astro- + -logiā, -logy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Surface form astro- + -logy. From Latin astrologia ("astronomy"), from Ancient Greek ἀστρολογία (astrologia, "telling of the stars"), from ἄστρον (astron, "star, planet, or constellation") + -λογία (-logia, "treating of"), combination form of -λόγος (-logos, "one who speaks (in a certain manner)"). (Wiktionary)