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English noun: omen

1. omen (event) a sign of something about to happen

SamplesHe looked for an omen before going into battle.

Synonymsportent, presage, prodigy, prognostic, prognostication

Broader (hypernym)augury, foretoken, preindication, sign

Narrower (hyponym)auspice, death knell, foreboding

English verb: omen

1. omen (communication) indicate by signs

SamplesThese signs bode bad news.

Synonymsaugur, auspicate, betoken, bode, forecast, foreshadow, foretell, portend, predict, prefigure, presage, prognosticate

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal

Narrower (hyponym)foreshow, threaten

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