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Meaning of BETOKEN

Pronunciation:  bi'towkun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"
  2. [v]  be a signal for or a symptom of; "These symptoms indicate a serious illness"; "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"; "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"

BETOKEN is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: augur, auspicate, bode, forecast, foreshadow, foretell, omen, portend, predict, prefigure, presage, prognosticate
 See Also: bespeak, betoken, foreshow, indicate, mark, point, signal, tell, threaten



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Be*to"ken\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Betokened}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Betokening}.]
1. To signify by some visible object; to show by signs or

         A dewy cloud, and in the cloud a bow . . .
         Betokening peace from God, and covenant new.

2. To foreshow by present signs; to indicate something future
   by that which is seen or known; as, a dark cloud often
   betokens a storm.

Syn: To presage; portend; indicate; mark; note.

Thesaurus Terms
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