portent definition

  • noun:
    • An indication of some thing essential or calamitous planning to take place; an omen.
    • Prophetic or harmful relevance: signs full of portent.
    • Something amazing or marvelous; a prodigy.
    • something which portends an event planning to take place, especially an unfortunate or evil occasion; an omen.
    • A portending; importance; as, a howl of serious portent.
    • Something thought to be portentous; a marvel; prodigy.
    • That which portends, or foretoken; esp., what portends bad; a sign of coming calamity; an omen; a sign.
    • That which portends or foretokens; a sign or token; an omen, generally of ill, or of something to be feared.
    • Synonyms Sign, Presage, etc. See omen, and foretell, v. t.
    • an indication of something going to take place

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