Definitions

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

  • intransitive verb To foretell future events; predict.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To foretell the future; make predictions.
  • noun Soothsaying; prediction; prognostication; prophecy.
  • noun A portent; an omen.

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

  • intransitive verb To foretell; to predict.
  • noun obsolete A true saying; a proverb; a prophecy.
  • noun Omen; portent. Having.

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

  • verb intransitive To foretell the future; make predictions.
  • noun Soothsaying; prediction; prognostication; prophecy.
  • noun A portent; an omen.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Back-formation from soothsayer.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From sooth +‎ say, or as a back-formation of soothsayer. Compare also soothsaw.

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