Omen

Definition of Omen

O´men
n.1.An occurrence supposed to portend, or show the character of, some future event; any indication or action regarded as a foreshowing; a foreboding; a presage; an augury.
Bid go with evil omen, and the brand
Of infamy upon my name.
- Milton.
v. t.1.To divine or to foreshow by signs or portents; to have omens or premonitions regarding; to predict; to augur; as, to omen ill of an enterprise.
[imp. & p. p. Omened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Omening.]
The yet unknown verdict, of which, however, all omened the tragical contents.
- Sir W. Scott.

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