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au·gur

 (ô′gər)
n.
1. One of a group of ancient Roman religious officials who foretold events by observing and interpreting signs and omens.
2. A seer or prophet; a soothsayer.
v. au·gured, au·gur·ing, au·gurs
v.tr.
1. To predict, especially from signs or omens; foretell. See Synonyms at foretell.
2. To serve as an omen of; betoken: trends that augur change in society.
v.intr.
1. To make predictions from signs or omens.
2. To be a sign or omen: A smooth dress rehearsal augured well for the play.

[Middle English, from Latin; see aug- in Indo-European roots.]

au′gu·ral (ô′gyə-rəl) adj.

augur

(ˈɔːɡə)
n
1. (Historical Terms) Also called: auspex (in ancient Rome) a religious official who observed and interpreted omens and signs to help guide the making of public decisions
2. any prophet or soothsayer
vb
3. to predict (some future event), as from signs or omens
4. (tr; may take a clause as object) to be an omen (of); presage
5. (intr) to foreshadow future events to be as specified; bode: this augurs well for us.
[C14: from Latin: a diviner, perhaps from augēre to increase]
augural adj
ˈaugurship n

au•gur

(ˈɔ gər)

n., v. -gured, -gur•ing. n.
1. one of a group of ancient Roman officials charged with observing and interpreting omens for guidance in public affairs.
2. soothsayer; prophet.
v.t.
3. to divine or predict, as from omens; prognosticate.
4. to serve as an omen or promise of; foreshadow; betoken.
v.i.
5. to conjecture from signs or omens; predict.
6. to be a sign; bode: The movement of troops augurs ill for the peace of the area.
[1540–50; < Latin augur, derivative of augēre to augment with orig. implication of “prosper”; compare august]

augur


Past participle: augured
Gerund: auguring

Imperative
augur
augur
Present
I augur
you augur
he/she/it augurs
we augur
you augur
they augur
Preterite
I augured
you augured
he/she/it augured
we augured
you augured
they augured
Present Continuous
I am auguring
you are auguring
he/she/it is auguring
we are auguring
you are auguring
they are auguring
Present Perfect
I have augured
you have augured
he/she/it has augured
we have augured
you have augured
they have augured
Past Continuous
I was auguring
you were auguring
he/she/it was auguring
we were auguring
you were auguring
they were auguring
Past Perfect
I had augured
you had augured
he/she/it had augured
we had augured
you had augured
they had augured
Future
I will augur
you will augur
he/she/it will augur
we will augur
you will augur
they will augur
Future Perfect
I will have augured
you will have augured
he/she/it will have augured
we will have augured
you will have augured
they will have augured
Future Continuous
I will be auguring
you will be auguring
he/she/it will be auguring
we will be auguring
you will be auguring
they will be auguring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been auguring
you have been auguring
he/she/it has been auguring
we have been auguring
you have been auguring
they have been auguring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been auguring
you will have been auguring
he/she/it will have been auguring
we will have been auguring
you will have been auguring
they will have been auguring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been auguring
you had been auguring
he/she/it had been auguring
we had been auguring
you had been auguring
they had been auguring
Conditional
I would augur
you would augur
he/she/it would augur
we would augur
you would augur
they would augur
Past Conditional
I would have augured
you would have augured
he/she/it would have augured
we would have augured
you would have augured
they would have augured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.augur - (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policyaugur - (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy
capital of Italy, Eternal City, Italian capital, Rome, Roma - capital and largest city of Italy; on the Tiber; seat of the Roman Catholic Church; formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
oracle, prophesier, prophet, vaticinator, seer - an authoritative person who divines the future
antiquity - the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe
Verb1.augur - indicate by signsaugur - indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"
threaten - to be a menacing indication of something:"The clouds threaten rain"; "Danger threatens"
bespeak, betoken, indicate, signal, point - be a signal for or a symptom of; "These symptoms indicate a serious illness"; "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"; "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"
foreshow - foretell by divine inspiration
2.augur - predict from an omenaugur - predict from an omen      
forebode, predict, prognosticate, foretell, promise, anticipate, call - make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"

augur

verb bode, promise, predict, herald, signify, foreshadow, prophesy, harbinger, presage, prefigure, portend, betoken, be an omen of Already there were problems. It didn't augur well.

augur

noun
A person who foretells future events by or as if by supernatural means:
verb
1. To tell about or make known (future events) by or as if by supernatural means:
2. To give an indication of something in advance:
Translations
auguuriennustaaennustaja

augur

[ˈɔːgəʳ]
A. VTaugurar, pronosticar
it augurs no goodesto no promete nada bueno
B. VI it augurs well/illes un buen/mal augurio (for para)

augur

[ˈɔːgər]
vt (= be a sign of) → laisser augurer de
vi
it augurs well → c'est de bon augure
it augurs well for sb/sth → c'est de bon augure pour qn/qch

augur

vi to augur well/illetwas Gutes/nichts Gutes verheißen
vtverheißen
n (= person)Augur m

augur

[ˈɔːgəʳ] vi & vt (frm) to augur well/illessere di buon/cattivo augurio or auspicio
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At breakfast time my sister declared her intention of going to town with us, and being left at Uncle Pumblechook's and called for "when we had done with our fine ladies" - a way of putting the case, from which Joe appeared inclined to augur the worst.
Thus the marriage was accompanied by circumstances so fateful, so alarming, so annihilating that no one dared to augur well of it.
For an instant I thought Tars Tarkas would strike him dead, nor did the aspect of Lorquas Ptomel augur any too favorably for the brute, but the mood passed, their old selves reasserted their ascendency, and they smiled.
I like to hear you speak thus, and I augur well for Edmond from it.
Still, I did not augur ill from his silence: to me it looked like the natural action of a lover, who, even while his heart was singing "She is mine
Another burst of tears; but in spite of that burst, and in spite of that great black word miserable, which served to introduce it, Sir Thomas began to think a little relenting, a little change of inclination, might have something to do with it; and to augur favourably from the personal entreaty of the young man himself.
Kim relaxed, as one augur must when he meets another.
And afterwards, Non cui profundum Cæcitas lumen dedit Dircæus augur vidit hunc alto sinu, &c.
Indeed you are mistaken there, sir; I should never augur want of spirit from Captain Benwick's manners.
So far their treatment of her seemed to augur naught that might arouse her fears.
The emphasis on the history of thought also seemed to me very timely; and the number of important works promised for the Library in the very near future augur well for the continued fulfilment, in this and other ways, of the expectations of the original editor.
Both were highstrung, both were quick and irritable, and their continual clashes did not augur well for their future.