from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The art, ability, or practice of auguring; divination.
- n. A sign of something coming; an omen: "The chartist buys when the auguries look favorable and sells on bad omens” ( Burton G. Malkiel).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A divination based on the appearance and behaviour of animals.
- n. An omen or prediction; a foreboding; a prophecy.
- n. An event that is experienced as indicating important things to come.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The art or practice of foretelling events by observing the actions of birds, etc.; divination.
- n. An omen; prediction; prognostication; indication of the future; presage.
- n. A rite, ceremony, or observation of an augur.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The art or practice of foretelling events by signs or omens.
- n. That which forebodes; that from which a prediction is drawn; an omen or significant token.
- n. Figuratively, indication; presage; promise.
- n. Synonyms Portent, Sign, etc. See omen.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come
Middle English augurie, from Old French, from Latin augurium, from augur, augur; see augur.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
augur + -y, or from Old French augurie, from Latin augurium. (Wiktionary)