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augur

au·gur

augur

 
pronunciation:
aw gr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition: one who predicts the future or tries to obtain hidden knowledge by interpreting signs and omens, esp. an ancient Roman religious official with such a duty; soothsayer.
They appealed to the augur to divine the future.
similar words:
seer
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: augured, auguring, augurs
definition 1: to be an omen of.
The dark clouds augured rain.Tremendous sales in the first quarter augured success for the company.
similar words:
forecast, foretell, omen, portend, promise, prophesy, threaten
definition 2: to predict by interpreting omens.
The seer augured a victory for their army in the upcoming battle.
similar words:
divine, prophesy
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to be an omen; bode (usu. fol. by ill or well).
A sold-out opening night and excellent reviews--these things augur well for a long run of the play on Broadway.Failure on the two exams augured ill for his passing the course.
definition 2: to predict by interpreting omens.
The prophet augured accurately.
similar words:
divine, prophesy
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