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augur


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Augur  \Au"gur\,  n.  [L.  Of  uncertain  origin:  the  first  part  of 
  the  word  is  perh.  fr  L.  avis  bird,  and  the  last  syllable, 
  gur,  equiv.  to  the  Skr.  gar  to  call  akin  to  L.  garrulus 
  garrulous.] 
  1.  (Rom.  Antiq.)  An  official  diviner  who  foretold  events  by 
  the  singing,  chattering,  flight,  and  feeding  of  birds,  or 
  by  signs  or  omens  derived  from  celestial  phenomena, 
  certain  appearances  of  quadrupeds,  or  unusual  occurrences. 
 
  2.  One  who  foretells  events  by  omens;  a  soothsayer;  a 
  diviner;  a  prophet. 
 
  Augur  of  ill,  whose  tongue  was  never  found  Without  a 
  priestly  curse  or  boding  sound.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Augur  \Au"gur\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Augured};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Auguring}.] 
  1.  To  conjecture  from  signs  or  omens;  to  prognosticate;  to 
  foreshow. 
 
  My  auguring  mind  assures  the  same  success.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  anticipate,  to  foretell,  or  to  indicate  a  favorable  or 
  an  unfavorable  issue;  as  to  augur  well  or  ill. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Augur  \Au"gur\,  v.  t. 
  To  predict  or  foretell,  as  from  signs  or  omens;  to  betoken; 
  to  presage;  to  infer. 
 
  It  seems  to  augur  genius.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  I  augur  everything  from  the  approbation  the  proposal 
  has  met  with  --J.  F.  W. 
  Herschel. 
 
  Syn:  To  predict;  forebode;  betoken;  portend;  presage; 
  prognosticate;  prophesy;  forewarn. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  augur 
  n  :  (in  ancient  Rome)  a  religious  official  who  interpreted  omens 
  to  guide  public  policy  [syn:  {auspex}] 
  v  1:  indicate  by  signs;  "These  signs  bode  bad  news"  [syn:  {bode}, 
  {portend},  {auspicate},  {prognosticate},  {omen},  {presage}, 
  {betoken},  {foreshadow},  {foretell},  {prefigure},  {forecast}, 
  {predict}] 
  2:  predict  from  an  omen 




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