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Meaning of OMEN

Pronunciation:  'owmun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen before going into battle"
  2. [v]  indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"

OMEN is a 4 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: augur, auspicate, betoken, bode, forecast, foreshadow, foretell, portend, portent, predict, prefigure, presage, presage, prognostic, prognosticate, prognostication
 See Also: augury, auspice, bespeak, death knell, foreboding, foreshow, foretoken, indicate, point, preindication, sign, signal, threaten



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \O"men\, n. [L. omen, the original form being osmen,
    according to Varro.]
    An occurrence supposed to portend, or show the character of,
    some future event; any indication or action regarded as a
    foreshowing; a foreboding; a presage; an augury.
          Bid go with evil omen, and the brand Of infamy upon my
          name.                                    --Milton.
  2. \O"men\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Omened}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To divine or to foreshow by signs or portents; to have omens
    or premonitions regarding; to predict; to augur; as, to omen
    ill of an enterprise.
          The yet unknown verdict, of which, however, all omened
          the tragical contents.                   --Sir W.
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