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Meaning of PRESAGE

Pronunciation:  [n]'presij, [v]pree'seyj, 'presij

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

PRESAGE is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pre"sage\, n. [F. pr['e]sage, L. praesagium, from
    praesagire. See {Presage}, v. t. ]
    1. Something which foreshows or portends a future event; a
       prognostic; an omen; an augury. ``Joy and shout -- presage
       of victory.'' --Milton.
    2. Power to look the future, or the exercise of that power;
       foreknowledge; presentiment.
             If there be aught of presage in the mind. --Milton.
    Syn: Prognostic; omen; token; sign; presentiment.
  2. \Pre*sage"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Presaged} (-s[=a]jd");
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Presaging}. ] [F. pr['e]sager, L.
    praesagire: prae before + sagire to perceive acutely or
    sharply. See {Sagacious}.]
    1. To have a presentiment of; to feel beforehand; to
    2. To foretell; to predict; to foreshow; to indicate.
             My dreams presage some joyful news at hand. --Shak.
  3. \Pre*sage"\, v. i.
    To form or utter a prediction; -- sometimes used with of.