An augury is a sign of what will happen in the future. [LITERARY]

The auguries of death are fast gathering round his head.


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  • Augury — Au gu*ry, n.; pl. {Auguries}. [L. aucurium.] 1. The art or practice of foretelling events by observing the actions of birds, etc.; divination. [1913 Webster] 2. An omen; prediction; prognostication; indication of the future; presage. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Augury — Allgemeine Informationen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • augury — [n1] omen auspice, boding, forerunner, foretoken, forewarning, harbinger, herald, portent, precursor, presage, prognostication, promise, prophecy, sign, token, warning; concept 284 augury [n2] prediction divination, prediction, prophecy,… …   New thesaurus

  • augury — index caution (warning), caveat, harbinger, indicant, indication, indicator, precursor, premonition …   Law dictionary

  • augury — late 14c., divination from the flight of birds, from O.Fr. augure divination, soothsaying, sorcery, enchantment, or directly from L. augurium divination, the observation and interpretation of omens (see AUGUR (Cf. augur)). Figurative sense of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • augury — omen, portent, presage, prognostic, *foretoken Analogous words: *sign, symptom, token, note, badge, mark: precursor, *forerunner, harbinger, herald Contrasted words: fulfillment, accomplishment, effecting or effect (see corresponding verbs at… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • augury — ► NOUN (pl. auguries) 1) an omen. 2) the interpretation of omens …   English terms dictionary

  • augury — [ô′gyo͞o rē, ô′gyərē] n. [ME augurie < L augurium, divination < augur, AUGUR] 1. divination from omens 2. pl. auguries an omen; portent; indication …   English World dictionary

  • augury — augural, adj. /aw gyeuh ree/, n., pl. auguries. 1. the art or practice of an augur; divination. 2. the rite or ceremony of an augur. 3. an omen, token, or indication. [1325 75; ME < L augurium soothsaying, equiv. to augur AUGUR + ium IUM] * * * ▪ …   Universalium

  • augury — UK [ˈɔːɡjʊrɪ] / US [ˈɔɡjərɪ] noun Word forms augury : singular augury plural auguries literary 1) [countable] a sign of what may happen in the future 2) [uncountable] the skill or practice of telling what may happen in the future …   English dictionary

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