(As"tro-) The combining form of the Greek word 'a`stron, meaning star.
(As"tro*fel, As"tro*fell) n. A bitter herb, probably the same as aster, or starwort. Spenser.
(As*trog"e*ny) n. [Astro- + Gr. birth.] The creation or evolution of the stars or the heavens.
(As*trog"no*sy) n. [Astro- + Gr. knowledge.] The science or knowledge of the stars, esp.
the fixed stars. Bouvier.
(As*trog"o*ny) n. Same as Astrogeny. As`*tro*gon"ic a.
(As*trog"ra*phy) n. [Astro'cf + -graphy.] The art of describing or delineating the stars; a
description or mapping of the heavens.
(As"tro*ite) n. [L. astroites: cf. F. astroite.] A radiated stone or fossil; star-stone. [Obs.] [Written
also astrite and astrion.]
(As"tro*labe) n. [OE. astrolabie, astrilabe, OF. astrelabe, F. astrolabe, LL. astrolabium, fr.
Gr. 'astrola`bon; 'a`stron star + to take.]
1. (Astron.) An instrument for observing or showing the positions of the stars. It is now disused.
Among the ancients, it was essentially the armillary sphere. A graduated circle with sights, for taking
altitudes at sea, was called an astrolabe in the 18th century. It is now superseded by the quadrant and
2. A stereographic projection of the sphere on the plane of a great circle, as the equator, or a meridian; a
(As*trol"a*ter) n. A worshiper of the stars. Morley.
(As*trol"a*try) n. [Astro- + Gr. service, worship: cf. F. astrolâtrie.] The worship of the stars.
(As`tro*li*thol"o*gy) n. [Astro- + lithology.] The science of aërolites.
(As*trol"o*ger) n. [See Astrology.]
1. One who studies the stars; an astronomer. [Obs.]
2. One who practices astrology; one who professes to foretell events by the aspects and situation of the
(As`tro*lo"gi*an) n. [OF. astrologien.] An astrologer. [Obs.]
(As`tro*log"ic As`tro*log"ic*al) a. 'astrologiko`s.]> Of or pertaining to astrology; professing
or practicing astrology. "Astrologic learning." Hudibras. "Astrological prognostication." Cudworth.
(As*trol"o*gize) v. t. & i. To apply astrology to; to study or practice astrology.
(As*trol"o*gy) n. [F. astrologie, L. astrologia, fr. Gr. 'astrologi`a, fr. 'astrolo`gos astronomer,
astrologer; 'asth`r star + lo`gos discourse, le`gein to speak. See Star.] 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.