omen definition

  • noun:
    • A phenomenon designed to portend good or bad; a prophetic indication.
    • Prognostication; portent: wild birds of sick omen.
    • something portends or is thought of to portend a or wicked event or situation later on; an augury or foreboding.
    • prophetic significance
    • An occurrence likely to portend, or show the type of, some future occasion; any indication or action considered to be a foreshowing; a foreboding; a presage; an augury.
    • A casual occasion or occurrence designed to portend good or wicked; an indication or indication of some future event; a prognostic; an augury; a presage. See augur.
    • Synonyms Omen, Portent, Sign, Presage, Prognostic, Augury, Foreboding. Omen and portent will be the many weighty and supernatural of the words. Omen and sign will probably reference that which is more instant, the others towards the much more remote. Omen and portent tend to be outside: presage and foreboding are internal and subjective; others are generally internal or external. Sign is one of general. Prognostic relates to the prophesying of says of wellness or forms of weather condition, and it is the only person among these terms that implies a deduction of impact from collation of factors. Presage and augury are favorable, portent and foreboding constantly unfavorable, the others either positive or undesirable. Omen and augury are many suggestive associated with the ancient, practice of consulting the gods through priests or augurs. A foreboding might be mistaken; others tend to be presumably proper. Each one of these terms have actually substantial freedom in figurative usage. See foretell, v. t.
    • a sign of anything about to happen
  • verb-transitive:
    • become a prophetic sign of; portend.
    • To divine or to foreshow by signs or portents; to own omens or premonitions regarding; to predict; to augur.
  • verb:
    • to-be an omen of.
    • To divine or predict from omens.
    • indicate by indications
  • others:
    • To prognosticate as an omen; offer indicator for the future; augur; betoken.
    • To anticipate or foretell, as by the help of an omen; divine; predict.

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