bode
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /bəʊd/
  • (America) IPA: /boʊd/
Verb

bode (bodes, present participle boding; past and past participle boded)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To indicate by signs, as future events; to be an omen of; to portend or foretell.
    Synonyms: portend, presage, foreshow
    • c. 1610-11, William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act III, Scene i:
      O heaven, O earth, bear witness to this sound,
      And crown what I profess with kind event
      If I speak true; if hollowly invert
      What best is boded me to mischief: I,
      Beyond all limit of what else i' th' world,
      Do love, prize, honour you.
  2. (intransitive, followed by "well", "ill", "no good", etc.) To betoken or augur something good or bad that will happen in the future.
    • Whatever now / The omen proved, it boded well to you.
Translations Translations Noun

bode (plural bodes)

  1. An omen; a foreshadowing.
    The owl eke, that of death the bode bringeth.
Noun

bode (plural bodes)

  1. (obsolete or dialect) A bid; an offer.
Noun

bode (plural bodes)

  1. A messenger; a herald.
Noun

bode (plural bodes)

  1. A stop; a halting; delay.
Verb
  1. simple past tense of bide
    • ?, Alfred Tennyson, Lancelot and Elaine
      There that night they bode.

Bode
Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. A male given name
  3. A city in Iowa
  4. A village in Nepal
  5. A river in Germany, a tributary to the Saale
  6. A small river and tributary to the Wipper



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