from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To indicate the likelihood of; portend: harsh words that foreboded estrangement.
- transitive v. To have a premonition of (a future misfortune).
- intransitive v. To prophesy or predict.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To predict a future event; to hint at something that will happen (especially as a literary device).
- n. prognostication; presage
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To foretell.
- transitive v. To be prescient of (some ill or misfortune); to have an inward conviction of, as of a calamity which is about to happen; to augur despondingly.
- intransitive v. To foretell; to presage; to augur.
- n. Prognostication; presage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bode or announce beforehand; prognosticate; presage, especially something unfortunate or undesirable: as, the public temper forebodes war; the clouds forebode rain.
- To foresee; be prescient of; feel a secret premonition of, especially of something evil.
- Synonyms Predict, Presage, etc. (see foretell); to augur, portend, betoken, foreshadow, be ominous of.
- To prophesy; presage.
- n. Presage; prognostication.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make a prediction about; tell in advance
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