betoken

  • 1 Betoken — Be*to ken, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Betokened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Betokening}.] 1. To signify by some visible object; to show by signs or tokens. [1913 Webster] A dewy cloud, and in the cloud a bow . . . Betokening peace from God, and covenant new.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 betoken — index anticipate (prognosticate), denote, evince, exemplify, herald, indicate, label, manifest …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 betoken — (v.) late 12c., from BE (Cf. be ) + O.E. tacnian to signify, from tacn sign (see TOKEN (Cf. token)). Related: Betokened; betokening …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 betoken — bespeak, attest, *indicate, argue, prove Analogous words: presage, augur, portend, forebode (see FORETELL): import, signify, denote, *mean: evidence, manifest, *show, evince, demonstrate …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 betoken — ► VERB literary ▪ be a warning or sign of …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 betoken — [bē tō′kən, bitō′kən] vt. [ME betocnen < be , BE + toknen < OE tacnian, to mark < tacen, TOKEN] 1. to be a token or sign of; indicate; show 2. to show beforehand; presage …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 betoken — UK [bɪˈtəʊkən] / US [bɪˈtoʊkən] verb [transitive] Word forms betoken : present tense I/you/we/they betoken he/she/it betokens present participle betokening past tense betokened past participle betokened literary to be a sign that something exists …

    English dictionary

  • 8 betoken — /bi toh keuhn/, v.t. 1. to give evidence of; indicate: to betoken one s fidelity with a vow; a kiss that betokens one s affection. 2. to be or give a token or sign of; portend: a thunderclap that betokens foul weather; an angry word that betokens …

    Universalium

  • 9 betoken — transitive verb ( tokened; betokening) Date: 15th century 1. to typify beforehand ; presage 2. to give evidence of ; show …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 betoken — verb a) Signify by some visible object; show by signs or tokens. There be other 2 signes in often use of which the first is made thus + and betokeneth more : the other is thus made – and betokeneth lesse. b) Foreshow by present signs; indicate… …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 betoken — Synonyms and related words: affect, announce, approve, argue, attest, augur, be construed as, be indicative of, be significant of, be symptomatic of, bespeak, bode, brandish, breathe, bring forth, bring forward, bring into view, bring out, bring… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 betoken — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To give grounds for believing in the existence or presence of: argue, attest, bespeak, indicate, mark, point to, testify, witness. See SHOW …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 betoken — be|to|ken [bıˈtəukən US ˈtou ] v [T] literary to be a sign of something …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 betoken — be|to|ken [ bı toukən ] verb transitive LITERARY to be a sign that something exists or is true …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 betoken — v. a. RG. 152 …

    Oldest English Words

  • 16 betoken — [[t]bɪto͟ʊkən[/t]] betokens, betokening, betokened VERB If something betokens something else, it is a sign of this thing. [FORMAL] [V n] His demeanour betokened embarrassment at his prosperity. Syn: indicate, signal …

    English dictionary

  • 17 betoken — be·to·ken || bɪ təʊkÉ™n v. foretell; symbolize; show …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 betoken — verb literary be a warning or sign of. Origin OE betācnian, from be + tācnian signify , of Gmc origin; related to token …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 betoken — v. a. 1. Signify, denote, indicate, represent, typify, imply, prove, evince, show, argue, betray. 2. Prefigure, foreshow, foreshadow, foretell, presage, portend, augur, presignify …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 betoken — verb (T) literary to be a sign of something …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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