American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An omen or foreboding, especially of evil.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An omen; a prognostic; a foreboding premonition; presentiment.
- n. Prediction; prophecy of evil.
- Foreboding; ominous.
- n. An omen, a prediction of disaster, a portent.
- adj. portending, ominous
- v. present participle of bode.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Foreshowing; presaging; ominous.
- n. A prognostic; an omen; a foreboding.
- n. a feeling of evil to come
“boding' is not a quality that can be predicated of silence.”
“The U.S. private sector added a better-than-expected 206,000 jobs in November, according to Automatic Data Processing, boding well for the U.S. employment report on Friday.”
“Recent U.S. economic data has been surprisingly positive, boding well for Mexico's economy, which is expected to grow more than 3% in 2012.”
“Argentina's Kirchner, benefiting from a booming economy, scored a decisive win in the presidential primary, boding well for her re-election chances.”
“That compares with 30 percent in favor of the main opposition Liberal Democratic Party LDP, boding well for the DPJ's fortunes in the next election.”
“Also boding ill for Japan's hopes for developing economies, exports to China—Japan's largest export market—dropped 7.7% on year, the first decline in three months.”
“Revamping its private-label offerings is another project that is boding well for those stores.”
“Ms. Weiser also was encouraged by reports from Hermés International , LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA and Tiffany & Co. International passenger travel levels and corresponding travel retail figures were also increasing, boding well for cosmetics sales in airport shops.”
“Besides Farah, a handful of other British performances impressed, boding well for the nation's chances at the world championships.”
“TOKYO—Major Japanese manufacturers expect core machinery orders to rise in the January-March period from the previous quarter, boding well for capital spending in 2012, particularly given the host of negative factors weighing on the nation's economy.”
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