Definition of Star divination

1. Noun. A pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon.




Lexicographical Neighbors of Star Divination

star-thistle
star anise
star aniseed
star anises
star apple
star apples
star begonia
star chamber
star chart
star charts
star cloud
star clouds
star cluster
star clusters
star crossed
star divination (current term)
star drill
star earthball
star fruit
star fruits
star height
star heights
star ipomoea
star jasmine
star jump
star jumps
star macromolecule
star macromolecules
star magnolia

Literary usage of Star divination

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Comprehensive Standard Dictionary of the English Language ...: 1,000 by James Champlin Fernald, Frank H. Vizetelly (1920)
"Anciently, the science of the stars, and their imagined influence upon the destinies of men; star-divination. ..."

2. Eight Historical and Critical Lectures on the Bible by John Prince (1846)
"There are in our midst a few lingering remnants of the coloring and moulding of speech, if not of thought, produced by that old system of star-divination. ..."

3. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1859)
"The Saracens in Spain hold star-divination in great respect, and by their influence it was made popular through the rising Gothic nations of western Europe. ..."

4. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1859)
"The Saracens in Spain held star-divination in great respect, and by their influence it was made popular through tho rising Gothic nations of western Europe. ..."

5. Bulletin by United States Weather Bureau (1904)
"Modern advocates of the ancient art of star divination, or astrology, now form a class of fortune tellers whose success depends, as it did thousands of ..."

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