HyperDic: omen

English > 2 senses of the word omen:
NOUNeventomen, portent, presage, prognostic, prognostication, prodigya sign of something about to happen
VERBcommunicationomen, bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predictindicate by signs
omen > pronunciation
Soundsow'mahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > omen: 2 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA sign of something about to happen.
Example"he looked for an omen before going into battle"
Synonymsportent, presage, prognostic, prognostication, prodigy
NarrowerauspiceA favorable omen
death knellAn omen of death or destruction
forebodingAn unfavorable omen
Broaderaugury, sign, foretoken, preindicationAn event that is experienced as indicating important things to come
Spanishagüero, anuncio, augurio, auspicio, premonición, presagio, pronóstico
Catalananunci, auguri, averany, premonició, presagi, prodigi, senyal
Adjectivesominousthreatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
ominouspresaging ill fortune
Verbsomenindicate by signs
English > omen: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningIndicate by signs.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsbode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict
Narrowerforeshowforetell by divine inspiration
threatenTo be a menacing indication of something
Broaderbespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signalBe a signal for or a symptom of
Spanishagorar, anunciarse, augurar, predecir, prefigurar, presagiar, prever, pronosticar, vaticinar
Catalanaugurar, predir, presagiar, pronosticar, vaticinar
Nounsomena sign of something about to happen

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