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Meaning of AUGUR

Pronunciation:  'ogur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (in ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy
  2. [v]  indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"
  3. [v]  predict from an omen

AUGUR is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: auspex, auspicate, betoken, bode, forecast, foreshadow, foretell, omen, portend, predict, prefigure, presage, prognosticate
 See Also: anticipate, bespeak, call, forebode, foreshow, indicate, oracle, point, promise, prophet, seer, signal, threaten, vaticinator



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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
    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.
  2. \Au"gur\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Augured}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To conjecture from signs or omens; to prognosticate; to
             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.
  3. \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.
          I augur everything from the approbation the proposal
          has met with.                            --J. F. W.
    Syn: To predict; forebode; betoken; portend; presage;
         prognosticate; prophesy; forewarn.
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