Definition of Star divination
1. Noun. A pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon.
Examples of category: Zodiac, Trigon, Triplicity, House, Mansion, Planetary House, Sign, Sign Of The Zodiac, Star Sign, Aries, Ram, Bull, Taurus, Gemini, Twin, Cancer, Crab, Leo, Lion, Virgin, Virgo, Balance, Libra, Scorpio, Scorpion, Archer, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Goat, Aquarius, Water Bearer, Fish, Pisces
Specialized synonyms: Horoscopy
Generic synonyms: Pseudoscience
Derivative terms: Astrologer, Astrological, Astrologist
Lexicographical Neighbors of Star Divination
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 ..."