from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Divination by means of lines and figures or by geographic features.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A method of divination which interprets markings on the ground or how handfuls of dirt land when tossed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of divination by means of figures or lines, formed by little dots or points, originally on the earth, and latterly on paper.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The pretended art of divining future events, or of ascertaining the luckiness or unluckiness of any event or locality, by means of signs connected with the earth, as from the figure indicated by points taken at random on the surface, or from the disposition of the particles of a handful of dust or earth thrown down at random, or, as in China, from the configuration and aspect of a particular region in its relation to some other. Also geomanty.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. divination by means of signs connected with the earth (as points taken at random or the arrangement of particles thrown down at random or from the configuration of a region and its relation to another)
Middle English geomancie, from Medieval Latin geōmantia, from Late Greek geōmanteia, divination by signs from the earth : Greek geō-, geo- + Greek -manteia, -mancy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin geomantia from late Ancient Greek γεωμαντεία. (Wiktionary)