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Noun: omen  ow-mun
  1. A sign of something about to happen
    "he looked for an omen before going into battle";
    - portent, presage, prognostic, prognostication, prodigy
Verb: omen  ow-mun
  1. Be a sign of something to come, esp. something important or bad
    "These signs omen bad news";
    - bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, presage, betoken [archaic], foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict, foretoken

Derived forms: omened, omens, omening

Type of: augury, bespeak, betoken [archaic], foretoken, indicate, point, preindication, sign, signal

Encyclopedia: Omen