Definition of horary in English:



  • 1Relating to hours as measurements of time.

    ‘the general horary arrangement of time’
    1. 1.1 Occurring every hour.
      ‘I took horary observations of the barometer’
    2. 1.2Astrology Relating to or denoting a branch of astrology in which answers are given to questions using a chart drawn up for the time a question is posed.
      • ‘She was a popular teacher and practitioner and is best remembered for her work in the field of horary astrology.’
      • ‘In order to find the answer to that, I set a horary chart for the moment I understood your question.’
      • ‘Lilly is now regarded as the principal authority in horary astrology.’
      • ‘Electional astrology is an event planning tool, and horary astrology is a precise and detailed questioning to help in planning major life events or dealing with dilemmas and decisions.’
      • ‘Christopher Warnock is a well known and respected practitioner of horary astrology, one of the oldest and most useful branches of astrology.’


Early 17th century: from medieval Latin horarius, from Latin hora ‘hour’.