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Meaning of FOREBODE

Pronunciation:  fowr'bowd

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"

FOREBODE is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: anticipate, call, foretell, predict, prognosticate, promise
 See Also: augur, bet, calculate, forecast, guess, hazard, outguess, prophesy, read, secondguess, vaticinate, venture, wager



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fore*bode"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foreboded}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Foreboding}.] [AS. forebodian; fore + bodian to
    announce. See {Bode} v. t.]
    1. To foretell.
    2. To be prescient of (some ill or misfortune); to have an
       inward conviction of, as of a calamity which is about to
       happen; to augur despondingly.
             His heart forebodes a mystery.        --Tennyson.
             Sullen, desponding, and foreboding nothing but wars
             and desolation, as the certain consequence of
             C[ae]sar's death.                     --Middleton.
             I have a sort of foreboding about him. --H. James.
    Syn: To foretell; predict; prognosticate; augur; presage;
         portend; betoken.
  2. \Fore*bode"\, v. i.
    To fortell; to presage; to augur.
          If I forebode aright.                    --Hawthorne.
  3. \Fore*bode"\, n.
    Prognostication; presage. [Obs.]
Thesaurus Terms
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