Definition of


  1. (noun, event) an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come
    it was a sign from God

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Synonyms of Augury

foretoken, preindication, sign

Alternate forms of Augury

Derivations: inaugurate

Hyponyms: omen, portent, presage, prodigy, prognostic, prognostication, war cloud

Hypernyms: experience

Origin of the word Augury

  1. late 14c., "divination from the flight of birds," from O.Fr. augure "divination, soothsaying, sorcery, enchantment," from L. augurium (see augur). Fig. sense of "presage, omen, portent, indication" is from 1797 (also often in pl. as auguries). more

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