- practice of foretelling events by observing the
actions of birds, etc.; divination.
From their flight strange auguries she drew. --Drayton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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Augury — Allgemeine Informationen … Deutsch Wikipedia
augury — [n1] omen auspice, boding, forerunner, foretoken, forewarning, harbinger, herald, portent, precursor, presage, prognostication, promise, prophecy, sign, token, warning; concept 284 augury [n2] prediction divination, prediction, prophecy,… … New thesaurus
augury — index caution (warning), caveat, harbinger, indicant, indication, indicator, precursor, premonition … Law dictionary
augury — late 14c., divination from the flight of birds, from O.Fr. augure divination, soothsaying, sorcery, enchantment, or directly from L. augurium divination, the observation and interpretation of omens (see AUGUR (Cf. augur)). Figurative sense of… … Etymology dictionary
augury — omen, portent, presage, prognostic, *foretoken Analogous words: *sign, symptom, token, note, badge, mark: precursor, *forerunner, harbinger, herald Contrasted words: fulfillment, accomplishment, effecting or effect (see corresponding verbs at… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
augury — ► NOUN (pl. auguries) 1) an omen. 2) the interpretation of omens … English terms dictionary
augury — [ô′gyo͞o rē, ô′gyərē] n. [ME augurie < L augurium, divination < augur, AUGUR] 1. divination from omens 2. pl. auguries an omen; portent; indication … English World dictionary
augury — augural, adj. /aw gyeuh ree/, n., pl. auguries. 1. the art or practice of an augur; divination. 2. the rite or ceremony of an augur. 3. an omen, token, or indication. [1325 75; ME < L augurium soothsaying, equiv. to augur AUGUR + ium IUM] * * * ▪ … Universalium
augury — UK [ˈɔːɡjʊrɪ] / US [ˈɔɡjərɪ] noun Word forms augury : singular augury plural auguries literary 1) [countable] a sign of what may happen in the future 2) [uncountable] the skill or practice of telling what may happen in the future … English dictionary
augury — [[t]ɔ͟ːgjʊri[/t]] auguries N COUNT An augury is a sign of what will happen in the future. [LITERARY] The auguries of death are fast gathering round his head. Syn: omen … English dictionary