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Meaning of BODE

Pronunciation:  bowd

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"

BODE is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bode\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Boded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Boding}.] [OE. bodien, AS. bodian to announce, tell from bod
    command; akin to Icel. bo?a to announce, Sw. b[*a]da to
    announce, portend. [root]89. See {Bid}.]
    To indicate by signs, as future events; to be the omen of; to
    portend to presage; to foreshow.
          A raven that bodes nothing but mischief. --Goldsmith.
          Good onset bodes good end.               --Spenser.
  2. \Bode\, v. i.
    To foreshow something; to augur.
          Whatever now The omen proved, it boded well to you.
    Syn: To forebode; foreshadow; augur; betoken.
  3. \Bode\, n.
    1. An omen; a foreshadowing. [Obs.]
             The owl eke, that of death the bode bringeth.
    2. A bid; an offer. [Obs. or Dial.] --Sir W. Scott
  4. \Bode\, n. [AS. boda; akin to OFries. boda, AS. bodo, OHG.
    boto. See {Bode}, v. t.]
    A messenger; a herald. --Robertson.
  5. \Bode\, n. [See {Abide}.]
    A stop; a halting; delay. [Obs.]
  6. \Bode\, imp. & p. p. from {Bide}.
          There that night they bode.              --Tennyson.
  7. \Bode\, p. p. of {Bid}.
    Bid or bidden. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: apprehend, augur, betoken, croak, forebode, foreshadow, foreshow, foretoken, forewarn, have a premonition, have a presentiment, look black, lower, menace, omen, portend, preapprehend, presage, promise, threaten, warn