boding
noun Date: 13th century foreboding

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  • Boding — Bod ing (b[=o]d [i^]ng), a. Foreshowing; presaging; ominous. {Bod ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Boding — Bod ing, n. A prognostic; an omen; a foreboding. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boding — index consternation, inauspicious, portentous (ominous), premonition Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • boding — [bōd′iŋ] n. [ME bodynge, bodunge < OE bodung < bodian,BODE1] an omen; foreboding adj. ominous; foreboding bodingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • Boding — Bode Bode, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Boded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Boding}.] [OE. bodien, AS. bodian to announce, tell from bod command; akin to Icel. bo?a to announce, Sw. b[*a]da to announce, portend. [root]89. See {Bid}.] To indicate by signs, as future …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boding — bodingly, adv. /boh ding/, n. 1. a foreboding; omen. adj. 2. foreboding; ominous. [bef. 1000; (n.) ME; OE bodunge announcement (see BODE1, ING1); (adj.) BODE1 + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • boding — 1. noun An omen, a prediction of disaster, a portent. 2. adjective portending, ominous …   Wiktionary

  • boding — sb. RG. 416, 428 …   Oldest English Words

  • boding — bəʊd v. portend, presage; be a sign or omen of …   English contemporary dictionary

  • boding — bod•ing [[t]ˈboʊ dɪŋ[/t]] n. a foreboding • Etymology: bef. 1000 bod′ing•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

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