Soothsay Sooth"say`, v. i. [Sooth + say; properly to say truth, tell the truth.] To foretell; to predict. ``You can not soothsay.'' --Shak. ``Old soothsaying Glaucus' spell.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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  • Soothsay — Sooth say , n. 1. A true saying; a proverb; a prophecy. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Omen; portent. Having [1913 Webster] God turn the same to good soothsay. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soothsay — index predict, presage, prognosticate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • soothsay — [so͞oth′sā΄] vi. soothsaid, soothsaying Historical to make predictions; foretell soothsaying n …   English World dictionary

  • soothsay — intransitive verb see soothsaying …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • soothsay — /soohth say /, v.i., soothsaid, soothsaying. to foretell events; predict. [1600 10; back formation from SOOTHSAYER] * * * …   Universalium

  • soothsay — Synonyms and related words: adumbrate, augur, call, cast a horoscope, cast a nativity, divine, dope, dope out, dowse for water, forebode, forecast, foresee, foretell, fortune tell, guess, hariolate, make a prediction, make a prognosis, make a… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • soothsay — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To tell about or make known (future events) by or as if by supernatural means: augur, divine, foretell, prophesy, vaticinate. See FORESIGHT …   English dictionary for students

  • soothsay — v. predict future events, foretell the future …   English contemporary dictionary

  • soothsay — sooth·say …   English syllables

  • soothsay — sooth•say [[t]ˈsuθˌseɪ[/t]] v. i. said, say•ing to predict • Etymology: 1600–10 …   From formal English to slang

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