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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come;
- Example: "he hoped it was an augury"
- Example: "it was a sign from God"
[syn: augury, sign, foretoken, preindication]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Augury \Au"gu*ry\, n.; pl. Auguries. [L. aucurium.] 1. The art or practice of foretelling events by observing the actions of birds, etc.; divination. [1913 Webster] 2. An omen; prediction; prognostication; indication of the future; presage. [1913 Webster] From their flight strange auguries she drew. --Drayton. [1913 Webster] He resigned himself . . . with a docility that gave little augury of his future greatness. --Prescott. [1913 Webster] 3. A rite, ceremony, or observation of an augur. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

augury n 1: an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come; "he hoped it was an augury"; "it was a sign from God" [syn: augury, sign, foretoken, preindication]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

49 Moby Thesaurus words for "augury": adumbration, anticipation, astrology, auspice, betokening, betokenment, boding, clairvoyance, crystal ball, crystal gazing, divination, divining, foreshadow, foreshadowing, foreshowing, foretoken, foretokening, fortunetelling, haruspication, haruspicy, horoscopy, indicant, indication, mantic, mantology, omen, palm-reading, palmistry, portent, prefiguration, preindication, premonition, premonitory shiver, premonitory sign, premonitory symptom, presage, presentiment, presignifying, prognostic, prognostication, promise, pythonism, shadow, sign, soothsay, sorcery, token, tokening, type