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, predictforeboder noun

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Forebode — Fore*bode , n. Prognostication; presage. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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