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au·gu·ry

 (ô′gyə-rē)
n. pl. au·gu·ries
1. The art, ability, or practice of auguring; divination.
2. A sign of something coming; an omen: "The chartist buys when the auguries look favorable and sells on bad omens" (Burton G. Malkiel).

[Middle English augurie, from Old French, from Latin augurium, from augur, augur; see augur.]

augury

(ˈɔːɡjʊrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. the art of or a rite conducted by an augur
2. a sign or portent; omen

au•gu•ry

(ˈɔ gyə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. the art or practice of divination from omens or signs.
2. an omen, token, or indication.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin augurium=augur augur + -ium -ium1]
au′gu•ral, adj.

augury

1. the art of f oretelling the future by means of signs, originally by the flight of birds; divination.
2. an omen or portent from which the future is foretold. — augur, n.augurial, adj.augurous, adj.
See also: Divination
1. the art of foretelling the future by means of signs; divination.
2. an omen or portent from which the future is foretold. — augur, n.augurial, adj. — augurous. Obsolete, adj.
See also: Future

augury

Divination based mainly on the appearance and behavior of animals. Haruspicy is sometimes considered part of augury.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.augury - an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come; "he hoped it was an augury"; "it was a sign from God"
experience - an event as apprehended; "a surprising experience"; "that painful experience certainly got our attention"
war cloud - an ominous sign that war threatens
omen, portent, prognostic, prognostication, presage, prodigy - a sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen before going into battle"

augury

noun
A phenomenon that serves as a sign or warning of some future good or evil:
Idiom: writing on the wall.
Translations

augury

[ˈɔːgjʊrɪ] Naugurio m, presagio m
to take the auguries (archaic) → consultar los augurios

augury

[ˈɔːgjʊri] n (literary) (= omen) auguries of death → funestes augures mpl

augury

n (= sign)Anzeichen nt, → Omen nt
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