omen
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈəʊmən/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈoʊmən/
Noun

omen (plural omens)

  1. Something which portends or is perceived to portend either a good or evil event or circumstance in the future, or which causes a foreboding; a portent or augury.
    the ghost's appearance was an ill omen
    a rise in imports might be an omen of economic recovery
    the egg has, during the span of history, represented mystery, magic, medicine, food and omen
  2. A thing of prophetic significance.
    a sign of ill omen
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omen (omens, present participle omening; past and past participle omened)

  1. (transitive) To be an omen of.
  2. (intransitive) To divine or predict from omens.
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