from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To indicate the likelihood of; portend.
  • intransitive verb To have a premonition of (a future misfortune).
  • intransitive verb To prophesy or predict.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun Presage; prognostication.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To foretell.
  • transitive verb 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.
  • noun obsolete Prognostication; presage.
  • intransitive verb To foretell; to presage; to augur.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To predict a future event; to hint at something that will happen (especially as a literary device).
  • noun obsolete prognostication; presage

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make a prediction about; tell in advance


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