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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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