forebode

  • 1 Forebode — Fore*bode , v. i. To foretell; to presage; to augur. [1913 Webster] If I forebode aright. Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Forebode — Fore*bode , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foreboded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Foreboding}.] [AS. forebodian; fore + bodian to announce. See {Bode} v. t.] 1. To foretell. [1913 Webster] 2. To be prescient of (some ill or misfortune); to have an inward conviction… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Forebode — Fore*bode , n. Prognostication; presage. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 forebode — index admonish (warn), anticipate (prognosticate), forewarn, portend, predict, presage, prognostic …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 forebode — (v.) feel a secret premonition, c.1600, from FORE (Cf. fore ) + BODE (Cf. bode). Related: Foreboded; FOREBODING (Cf. foreboding). Old English forebodian meant to announce, declare …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 forebode — portend, presage, augur, prognosticate, *foretell, predict, forecast, prophesy Analogous words: betoken, bespeak, *indicate: import, signify (see MEAN): fear, dread (see corresponding nouns at FEAR) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 forebode — [v] predict, warn augur, betoken, bode, divine, forecast, foresee, foreshadow, foretell, foretoken, forewarn, indicate, omen, portend, premonish, presage, prognosticate, promise; concepts 70,78 …

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  • 8 forebode — ► VERB archaic or literary ▪ act as an advance warning of (something bad) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 forebode — [fôr bōd′] vt., vi. foreboded, foreboding [OE forebodian: see FORE & BODE] 1. to indicate beforehand; portend; foretell; predict (esp. something bad or harmful) 2. to have a presentiment of (something bad or harmful) foreboder n …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 forebode — foreboder, n. /fawr bohd , fohr /, v., foreboded, foreboding. v.t. 1. to foretell or predict; be an omen of; indicate beforehand; portend: clouds that forebode a storm. 2. to have a strong inner feeling or notion of (a future misfortune, evil,… …

    Universalium

  • 11 forebode — [c]/fɔˈboʊd / (say faw bohd) verb (foreboded, foreboding) –verb (t) 1. to foretell or predict; portend; be an omen of; indicate beforehand: clouds that forebode a storm. 2. to have a presentiment of (especially evil). –verb (i) 3. to prophesy. 4 …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 12 forebode — also forbode verb Date: 1603 transitive verb 1. to have an inward conviction of (as coming ill or misfortune) 2. foretell, portend intransitive verb augur, predict • foreboder noun …

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  • 13 forebode — verb To predict a future event; to hint at something that will happen (especially as a literary device.) …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 forebode — Synonyms and related words: apprehend, be imminent, betoken, bludgeon, bode, bulldoze, cast a horoscope, cast a nativity, comminate, croak, denounce, divine, dope, dope out, dowse for water, forecast, foresee, foreshadow, foreshow, foretell,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 forebode — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. forewarn, portend, augur; see foretell . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To give warning signs of (impending peril): forewarn, threaten. See FORESIGHT …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 forebode — fore bode || fÉ”r bəʊd /fɔː v. predict, foretell; sense future misfortune or doom; prophesy …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 forebode — verb archaic act as an advance warning of (something bad) …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 forebode — v. a. 1. Foretell, predict, presage, portend, augur, betoken, foreshadow, foreshow, prognosticate, prefigure, be ominous of. 2. Foreknow, be prescient of, have foreknowledge of, have prescience of, have premonition of, have presentiment of,… …

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  • 19 forebode — verb, literary the scarlet sky forebodes the visitation of mischief Syn: presage, augur, portend, herald, warn of, forewarn of, foreshadow, be an omen of, indicate, signify, signal, promise, threaten, spell, denote; literary betoken …

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  • 20 forebode — v 1. augur, presage, portend, foreshadow, foreshow, foretoken, presignify, omen; betoken, signify, mean, indicate, point to. 2. sense, intuit, feel, have a feeling, Inf. have a funny feeling, Inf. feel in one s bones. 3. prognosticate, prophesy,… …

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