Definition of horary in US English:



  • 1Relating to hours as measurements 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.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’


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