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NOUN (2)

1. a foreboding about what is about to happen;

2. a sign of something about to happen;
- Example: "he looked for an omen before going into battle"
[syn: omen, portent, presage, prognostic, prognostication, prodigy]


VERB (1)

1. indicate by signs;
- Example: "These signs bode bad news"
[syn: bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Presage \Pre"sage\, n. [F. pr['e]sage, L. praesagium, from praesagire. See Presage, v. t. ] [1913 Webster] 1. Something which foreshows or portends a future event; a prognostic; an omen; an augury. "Joy and shout -- presage of victory." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Power to look the future, or the exercise of that power; foreknowledge; presentiment. [1913 Webster] If there be aught of presage in the mind. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Syn: Prognostic; omen; token; sign; presentiment. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Presage \Pre*sage"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Presaged (-s[=a]jd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Presaging. ] [F. pr['e]sager, L. praesagire: prae before + sagire to perceive acutely or sharply. See Sagacious.] [1913 Webster] 1. To have a presentiment of; to feel beforehand; to foreknow. [1913 Webster] 2. To foretell; to predict; to foreshow; to indicate. [1913 Webster] My dreams presage some joyful news at hand. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Presage \Pre*sage"\, v. i. To form or utter a prediction; -- sometimes used with of. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

presage n 1: a foreboding about what is about to happen 2: a sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen before going into battle" [syn: omen, portent, presage, prognostic, prognostication, prodigy] v 1: indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news" [syn: bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

94 Moby Thesaurus words for "presage": actuarial prediction, adumbrate, apocalypse, apprehensiveness, augur, augury, auspicate, bespeak, betoken, bode, boding, cast a horoscope, cast a nativity, clairvoyance, divine, dope, dope out, dowse for water, forebode, foreboding, forecast, forecasting, forefeeling, foreknowing, foreknowledge, forerun, foresee, foreseeability, foreshadow, foreshow, foreshowing, foresight, foretell, foretelling, foretoken, forewisdom, fortune-tell, guess, guesswork, harbinger, hariolate, have a hunch, have an intimation, herald, hunch, improbability, indicate, make a prediction, make a prognosis, make a prophecy, misgiving, omen, portend, portent, preapprehension, precognition, predict, prediction, prefiguration, prefigure, prefigurement, prefiguring, preindicate, premonition, prenotion, presagement, presaging, prescience, presentiment, preshowing, presignifying, probability, prognosis, prognostic, prognosticate, prognostication, promise, prophecy, prophesy, prophesying, prospectus, read palms, read tea leaves, read the future, shadow, shadow forth, soothsay, speculate, speculation, statistical prediction, tell fortunes, tell the future, vaticinate, vaticination