from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An indication or warning of a future occurrence; an omen.
- n. A feeling or intuition of what is going to occur; a presentiment.
- n. Prophetic significance or meaning.
- n. Archaic A prediction.
- transitive v. To indicate or warn of in advance; portend.
- transitive v. To have a presentiment of.
- transitive v. To foretell or predict.
- intransitive v. To make or utter a prediction.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A warning of a future event; an omen.
- n. An intuition of a future event; a presentiment.
- v. To predict or foretell something.
- v. To make a prediction.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Something which foreshows or portends a future event; a prognostic; an omen; an augury.
- n. Power to look the future, or the exercise of that power; foreknowledge; presentiment.
- transitive v. To have a presentiment of; to feel beforehand; to foreknow.
- transitive v. To foretell; to predict; to foreshow; to indicate.
- intransitive v. To form or utter a prediction; -- sometimes used with of.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To foreshow or foretoken; signify beforehand, as by an omen or prognostic; give warning of.
- To have a presentiment or prophetic impression of; forebode.
- To foretell; predict; calculate beforehand.
- To point out.
- =Syn. 3. Predict, Prophesy, etc. See foretell.
- To have a presentiment of the future; have foreknowledge.
- n. Something which foreshows, portends, or gives warning of a future event; a prognostic; an omen.
- n. A foreboding; a presentiment; a feeling that something is to happen; a prophetic impression.
- n. Foreknowledge; prescience.
- n. Prophetic significance or import.
- n. Synonyms Sign, Augury, etc. See omen and foretell.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a foreboding about what is about to happen
- n. a sign of something about to happen
- v. indicate by signs
Middle English, from Latin praesāgium, from praesāgīre, to perceive beforehand : prae-, pre- + sāgīre, to perceive; see sāg- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)