from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of a group of ancient Roman religious officials who foretold events by observing and interpreting signs and omens.
- n. A seer or prophet; a soothsayer.
- transitive v. To predict, especially from signs or omens; foretell. See Synonyms at foretell.
- transitive v. To serve as an omen of; betoken: trends that augur change in society.
- intransitive v. To make predictions from signs or omens.
- intransitive v. To be a sign or omen: A smooth dress rehearsal augured well for the play.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A diviner who foretells events by the behaviour of birds or other animals, or by signs derived from celestial phenomena, or unusual occurrences.
- n. An official who interpreted omens before the start of public events.
- v. To foretell events; to exhibit signs of future events.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An official diviner who foretold events by the singing, chattering, flight, and feeding of birds, or by signs or omens derived from celestial phenomena, certain appearances of quadrupeds, or unusual occurrences.
- n. One who foretells events by omens; a soothsayer; a diviner; a prophet.
- intransitive v. To conjecture from signs or omens; to prognosticate; to foreshow.
- intransitive v. To anticipate, to foretell, or to indicate a favorable or an unfavorable issue.
- transitive v. To predict or foretell, as from signs or omens; to betoken; to presage; to infer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To prognosticate from signs, omens, or indications; predict; anticipate: with a personal subject.
- To betoken; forebode: with a non-personal or impersonal subject.
- Synonyms To portend, presage, foreshadow, be ominous of.
- To conjecture from signs or omens.
- To be a sign; bode: with well or ill.
- n. Among the ancient Romans, a functionary whose duty it was to observe and to interpret, according to traditional rules, the auspices, or reputed natural signs concerning future events.
- n. Hence One who pretends to foretell future events by omens; a soothsayer; a prophet; one who bodes, forebodes, or portends.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. predict from an omen
- n. (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy
- v. indicate by signs
Sura xxvii. 48; vii. 128, where, as in this passage, the word augur refers to the mode of divination practised previous to Islam, by the flight of birds.
You haven't ever had it that much better and any change that works for customers longer-term augur well for everybody.
My point is "augur" is the operative word in that analysis.
And it has a tool, which will be able to kind of augur into them, and peek at those rocks, get a sense of what they have to say because they do tell a story about what happened to the water.
He is really the religious head of the community, a kind of augur and prophet, who consults the gods and communicates to the people the answers he claims to have received.
"It doesn't augur well for Venezuela," says Roger Noriega, a former high-ranking state department official during the Bush administration.
If it does, it means that the economy will be performing very badly also, which does not augur well for the stock market, the supposed great alternative solution.
Carney used to be one of us, which might augur that the mutual loathing of the White House media team and some of those in the press corps - a situation that doubtless has boosted Obama's poll numbers - might ease somewhat.
The SEC has the power to ask FINRA to make changes, but the lukewarm comments and the clear advances that the rule filing offers augur for a fast approval.
Though the past is not an absolute predictor or augur of the future, the thought of greater conflagrations cannot be dismissed.