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Noun: presage  pre-sij or pri'seyj [N. Amer], 'pre-sij [Brit]
  1. A foreboding about what is about to happen
  2. A sign of something about to happen
    "he looked for a presage before going into battle";
    - omen, portent, prognostic, prognostication, prodigy
Verb: presage  pre-sij or pri'seyj [N. Amer], 'pre-sij [Brit]
  1. Be a sign of something to come, esp. something important or bad
    "These signs presage bad news";
    - bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, betoken [archaic], foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict, foretoken

Derived forms: presaging, presaged, presages

Type of: augury, bespeak, betoken [archaic], boding, foreboding, foretoken [literary], indicate, point, premonition, presentiment, sign, signal

Encyclopedia: Presage