from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To be an omen of.
- intransitive verb Archaic To predict; foretell.
- intransitive verb To be an omen; portend.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A messenger; a herald; one who announces or conveys a message.
- noun A command; an order.
- noun An announcement; a message.
- noun Omen; premonition; augury.
- noun A foreboding; presentiment.
- noun A bid; the price offered by a buyer or asked by a seller.
- Preterit and past participle of bide.
- To bid for; make an offer for; buy.
- noun A stop; delay.
- Bidden; commanded.
- To announce; proclaim; preach.
- To decree; command; bid.
- To announce beforehand; prognosticate; predict; presage.
- To portend; augur; be an omen or indication of; betoken: with a non-personal subject.
- To forebode or have a presentiment of (ill, or coming disaster).
- Synonyms To augur, betoken, portend.
- To promise; portend: with well or ill: as, this bodes well for your success.
- To presage something evil; be of evil omen.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A messenger; a herald.
- noun obsolete A stop; a halting; delay.
- transitive verb To indicate by signs, as future events; to be the omen of; to portend to presage; to foreshow.
- intransitive verb To foreshow something; to augur.
- past participle obsolete Bid or bidden.
- noun obsolete An omen; a foreshadowing.
- noun Obs. or Dial. A bid; an offer.
- imperative, past participle Abode.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To indicate by signs, as future events; to be the omen of; to portend to presage; to foreshow.
- verb intransitive To foreshow something; to
- noun An
omen; a foreshadowing.
- noun A
bid; an offer. A messenger; a herald.
- noun A stop; a halting; delay.
- verb Simple past of
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- verb indicate by signs
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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