presage

  • 21 presage — UK [ˈpresɪdʒ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms presage : present tense I/you/we/they presage he/she/it presages present participle presaging past tense presaged past participle presaged formal to be a sign that something is going to happen,… …

    English dictionary

  • 22 Présage — Le présage (du latin præsagium) est un terme générique désignant une manifestation des dieux afin de faire connaître l avenir. Les haruspices étrusques, dans leur pratique divinatoire, utilisaient plusieurs systèmes d interprétation des… …

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  • 23 presage — presageful, adj. presagefully, adv. presager, n. n. /pres ij/; v. /pres ij, pri sayj /, n., v., presaged, presaging. n. 1. a presentiment or foreboding. 2. something that portends or foreshadows a future event; an omen, prognostic, or warning… …

    Universalium

  • 24 presage — 1. verb the owl s hooting presages death Syn: portend, augur, foreshadow, foretell, prophesy, be an omen of, herald, be a sign of, be the harbinger of, warn of, be a presage of, signal, bode, promise, threaten; literary betoken, foretoken,… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 25 presage — noun /ˈprɛsɪdʒ / (say presij) 1. a presentiment or foreboding. 2. a prophetic impression. 3. something that portends or foreshadows a future event; an omen, prognostic, or warning indication: *The sky lowered more threateningly and the sea… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 26 presage — pres|age [ presıdʒ ] verb transitive FORMAL to be a sign that something is going to happen, especially something bad: An artificially strong peso may presage serious problems for the country …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 27 presage — [[t]pre̱sɪʤ[/t]] presages, presaging, presaged VERB If something presages a situation or event, it is considered to be a warning or sign of what is about to happen. [FORMAL] [V n] ...the dawn s loud chorus that seemed to presage a bright hot… …

    English dictionary

  • 28 presage — verb (T) literary to be a warning or a sign that something is going to happen especially something bad: A chill breeze blows, presaging winter. presage noun (C) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 29 presage — pres•age [[t]ˈprɛs ɪdʒ[/t]] v. [[t]also prɪˈseɪdʒ[/t]] v. aged, ag•ing, n. 1) to portend; foreshadow: The incidents may presage war[/ex] 2) to forecast; predict 3) to make a prediction 4) presentiment; foreboding 5) something that portends or… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 30 presage — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin praesagium, from praesagus having a foreboding, from prae + sagus prophetic more at seek Date: 14th century 1. something that foreshadows or portends a future event ; omen 2. an intuition or feeling… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 31 presage — 1. noun a) A warning of a future event; an omen. b) An intuition of a future event; a presentiment. 2. verb …

    Wiktionary

  • 32 presage — Synonyms and related words: 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,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 33 presage — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. portent, prophecy, augury, forecast, omen; prediction, precursor, harbinger, forerunner; inkling, promise. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. augur, forecast, predict; see foretell . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) I …

    English dictionary for students

  • 34 presage — see SEEK …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 35 presage — pre·sage || presɪdÊ’ n. omen, portent, sign; intuitive feeling about future events; caution, warning, admonition v. foreshadow, act as an omen, portend; be a sign of ; feel in advance, sense ahead of time …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 36 presage — [ prɛsɪdʒ] verb also prɪ seɪdʒ be a sign or warning of (an imminent event). ↘archaic predict. noun an omen or portent. ↘archaic a foreboding. Derivatives presager noun (archaic). Origin ME (asnoun): via Fr. from L. praesagium, from praesagire… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 37 presage — I. v. a. 1. Forebode, divine, foreknow, have a presentiment of. 2. Foretell, predict, prophesy, soothsay, bode, portend, foreshow, indicate, betoken, foretoken, prognosticate, augur. See vaticinate. II. n. 1. Omen, sign, prognostic, augury,… …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 38 presage — n 1. presentiment, foreboding, feeling, vague feeling, Inf. funny feeling, Inf. feeling in one s bones, suspicion, Inf. sneaking suspicion, Inf. hunch, intuition; anxiety, misgiving, apprehension, apprehen siveness, boding; dread, fear, ill… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 39 presage — pres·age …

    English syllables

  • 40 presage —   v.t. portend; give a warning of; n. portent; foreboding.    ♦ presageful, a …

    Dictionary of difficult words


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