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Meaning of PORTENT

Pronunciation:  'powrtent

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen before going into battle"
 

PORTENT is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: omen, presage, prognostic, prognostication
 
 See Also: augury, auspice, death knell, foreboding, foretoken, preindication, sign

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Por*tent"\ (?; 277), n. [L. portentum. See {Portend}.]
That which portends, or foretoken; esp., that which portends
evil; a sign of coming calamity; an omen; a sign. --Shak.

      My loss by dire portents the god foretold. --Dryden.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adumbration, advance notice, augury, auspice, balefulness, banefulness, betokening, betokenment, bodefulness, boding, direness, doomfulness, fatality, fatefulness, foreboding, foreshadow, foreshadowing, foreshowing, foretoken, foretokening, forewarning, indicant, indication, marvel, meaning, miracle, omen, ominousness, phenomenon, plenty of notice, portentousness, precautioning, prefiguration, preindication, premonition, premonitory shiver, premonitory sign, premonitory symptom, prenotice, prenotification, presage, presagefulness, presentiment, presignifying, prewarning, prodigy, prognostic, prognostication, promise, sensation, shadow, sign, significance, sinisterness, soothsay, stunner, suggestiveness, token, tokening, type
 

 

 

 

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