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Meaning of AUGURY

Pronunciation:  'ogyuree

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come; "he hoped it was an augury"; "it was a sign from God"

AUGURY is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: foretoken, preindication, sign
 See Also: experience, omen, portent, presage, prognostic, prognostication, war cloud



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Au"gu*ry\, n.; pl. {Auguries}. [L. aucurium.]
1. The art or practice of foretelling events by observing the
   actions of birds, etc.; divination.

2. An omen; prediction; prognostication; indication of the
   future; presage.

         From their flight strange auguries she drew.

         He resigned himself . . . with a docility that gave
         little augury of his future greatness. --Prescott.

3. A rite, ceremony, or observation of an augur.

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