Presage

Definition of Presage

Pre`sage´   Pronunciation: ~sājd´
n.1.
1.Something which foreshows or portends a future event; a prognostic; an omen; an augury.
2.Power to look the future, or the exercise of that power; foreknowledge; presentiment.
If there be aught of presage in the mind.
- Milton.
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Presaged (-sājd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Presaging. ]
1.To have a presentiment of; to feel beforehand; to foreknow.
2.To foretell; to predict; to foreshow; to indicate.
My dreams presage some joyful news at hand.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To form or utter a prediction; - sometimes used with of.

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