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  • bad omen — ominous sign, inauspicious indication, discouraging premonition …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Omen — For other uses, see Omen (disambiguation). Examples of omens from the Nuremberg Chronicle (1493): natural phenomena and unnatural births. An omen (also called portent or presage) is a phenomenon that is believed to foretell the future, often… …   Wikipedia

  • sign — 1. noun 1) a sign of affection Syn: indication, signal, symptom, pointer, suggestion, intimation, mark, manifestation, demonstration, token, evidence; literary sigil 2) a sign of things to come Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • sign — [[t]saɪn[/t]] n. 1) a token; indication: Bowing is a sign of respect[/ex] 2) a conventional mark, figure, or symbol used as an abbreviation for the word or words it represents 3) a motion or gesture used to express or convey information, an idea …   From formal English to slang

  • omen — UK [ˈəʊmən] / US [ˈoʊmən] noun [countable] Word forms omen : singular omen plural omens a sign that you believe shows whether good or bad things will happen in the future I hope the sunshine is an omen of what s to come. bad/good omen: He was… …   English dictionary

  • omen — o|men [ˈəumən US ˈou ] n [Date: 1500 1600; : Lati] a sign of what will happen in the future ▪ The car won t start. Do you think it s an omen? a good/bad/ill omen ▪ The mist seemed like a bad omen and Sara s heart sank a little. omen of ▪ He will… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • omen — o|men [ oumən ] noun count a sign that you believe shows whether good or bad things will happen in the future: I hope the rainbow is an omen of what s to come. bad/good omen: He was convinced that seeing the black cat was a bad omen …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sign — signless, adj. signlike, adj. /suyn/, n. 1. a token; indication. 2. any object, action, event, pattern, etc., that conveys a meaning. 3. a conventional or arbitrary mark, figure, or symbol used as an abbreviation for the word or words it… …   Universalium

  • Omen (ancient Rome) — In the religions of ancient Rome, an omen, plural omina, was a sign intimating the future, considered less important to the community than a prodigium but of great importance to the person who heard or saw it.[1] Omens could be good or bad.… …   Wikipedia

  • omen — /oh meuhn/, n. 1. anything perceived or happening that is believed to portend a good or evil event or circumstance in the future; portent. 2. a prognostic. 3. prophetic significance; presage: a bird of ill omen. v.t. 4. to be an omen of; portend …   Universalium

  • bad — adj. 1 not good; serious VERBS ▪ be, look, sound ▪ get ▪ The weather got very bad later in the day. ADVERB ▪ …   Collocations dictionary


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