Bode

Definition of Bode

v. t.1.To indicate by signs, as future events; to be the omen of; to portend to presage; to foreshow.
[imp. & p. p. Boded; p. pr. & vb. n. Boding.]
A raven that bodes nothing but mischief.
- Goldsmith.
Good onset bodes good end.
- Spenser.
v. i.1.To foreshow something; to augur.
Whatever now
The omen proved, it boded well to you.
- Dryden.
n.1.An omen; a foreshadowing.
The owl eke, that of death the bode bringeth.
- Chaucer.
2.A bid; an offer.
1.A messenger; a herald.
1.A stop; a halting; delay.
imp. & p. 1.Abode.
There that night they bode.
- Tennyson.
p. p.1.Bid or bidden.

Related Words

apprehend, augur, betoken, croak, forebode, foreshadow, foreshow, foretoken, forewarn, have a premonition, have a presentiment, look black, lower, menace, omen, portend, preapprehend, presage, promise, threaten, warn
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