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pres·age

 (prĕs′ĭj)
n.
1. An indication or warning of a future occurrence; an omen.
2. A feeling or intuition of what is going to occur; a presentiment.
3. Prophetic significance or meaning.
4. Archaic A prediction.
v. (prĭ-sāj′, prĕs′ĭj) pre·saged, pre·sag·ing, pre·sag·es
v.tr.
1. To indicate or warn of in advance; portend.
2. To have a presentiment of.
3. To foretell or predict.
v.intr.
To make or utter a prediction.

[Middle English, from Latin praesāgium, from praesāgīre, to perceive beforehand : prae-, pre- + sāgīre, to perceive; see sāg- in Indo-European roots.]

pre·sage′ful (prĭ-sāj′fəl) adj.

presage

n
1. an intimation or warning of something about to happen; portent; omen
2. a sense of what is about to happen; foreboding
3. archaic a forecast or prediction
vb
4. (tr) to have a presentiment of
5. (tr) to give a forewarning of; portend
6. (intr) to make a prediction
[C14: from Latin praesāgium presentiment, from praesāgīre to perceive beforehand, from sāgīre to perceive acutely]
preˈsageful adj
preˈsagefully adv
preˈsager n

pres•age

(ˈprɛs ɪdʒ; v. also prɪˈseɪdʒ)

v. -aged, -ag•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to portend; foreshadow: The incidents may presage war.
2. to forecast; predict.
v.i.
3. to make a prediction.
n.
4. presentiment; foreboding.
5. something that portends or foreshadows a future event; an omen.
6. prophetic significance; augury.
7. Archaic. a prediction.
[1350–1400; Middle English (n.) < Middle French < Latin praesāgium=praesāg(us) having a foreboding (prae- pre- + sāgus prophetic; compare sagacious) + -ium -ium1]
pres′ag•er, n.

presage


Past participle: presaged
Gerund: presaging

Imperative
presage
presage
Present
I presage
you presage
he/she/it presages
we presage
you presage
they presage
Preterite
I presaged
you presaged
he/she/it presaged
we presaged
you presaged
they presaged
Present Continuous
I am presaging
you are presaging
he/she/it is presaging
we are presaging
you are presaging
they are presaging
Present Perfect
I have presaged
you have presaged
he/she/it has presaged
we have presaged
you have presaged
they have presaged
Past Continuous
I was presaging
you were presaging
he/she/it was presaging
we were presaging
you were presaging
they were presaging
Past Perfect
I had presaged
you had presaged
he/she/it had presaged
we had presaged
you had presaged
they had presaged
Future
I will presage
you will presage
he/she/it will presage
we will presage
you will presage
they will presage
Future Perfect
I will have presaged
you will have presaged
he/she/it will have presaged
we will have presaged
you will have presaged
they will have presaged
Future Continuous
I will be presaging
you will be presaging
he/she/it will be presaging
we will be presaging
you will be presaging
they will be presaging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been presaging
you have been presaging
he/she/it has been presaging
we have been presaging
you have been presaging
they have been presaging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been presaging
you will have been presaging
he/she/it will have been presaging
we will have been presaging
you will have been presaging
they will have been presaging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been presaging
you had been presaging
he/she/it had been presaging
we had been presaging
you had been presaging
they had been presaging
Conditional
I would presage
you would presage
he/she/it would presage
we would presage
you would presage
they would presage
Past Conditional
I would have presaged
you would have presaged
he/she/it would have presaged
we would have presaged
you would have presaged
they would have presaged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.presage - a foreboding about what is about to happen
boding, foreboding, premonition, presentiment - a feeling of evil to come; "a steadily escalating sense of foreboding"; "the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case"
2.presage - a sign of something about to happenpresage - a sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen before going into battle"
augury, foretoken, preindication, sign - an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come; "he hoped it was an augury"; "it was a sign from God"
auspice - a favorable omen
foreboding - an unfavorable omen
death knell - an omen of death or destruction
Verb1.presage - indicate by signspresage - 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

presage

verb
1. portend to, point to, warn of, signify, omen, bode, foreshadow, augur, betoken, adumbrate, forebode, foretoken Diplomats fear the incidents presage a new chapter in the conflict.
noun
1. omen, sign, warning, forecast, prediction, prophecy, portent, harbinger, intimation, forewarning, prognostication, augury, prognostic, auspice Soldiers used to believe a raven was a presage of coming battle.

presage

noun
A phenomenon that serves as a sign or warning of some future good or evil:
Idiom: writing on the wall.
verb
To give an indication of something in advance:
Translations

presage

[ˈpresɪdʒ] (liter)
A. Npresagio m
B. VTpresagiar

presage

n (= omen)Vorzeichen nt, → Anzeichen nt, → Vorbote m; (= feeling)Vorahnung f
vtankünd(ig)en, andeuten
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The blood-red haze that presaged death to my foes swam before my eyes.
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Their current successes were well presaged in their high school days when I saw them dominate not only the national competition, but shine on the international stage as teens as well.
These and other assaults on the rights of Americans were presaged in the Total Information Awareness (TIA) program, which was being incubated early in the Bush administration under the direction of Vice Admiral John Poindexter.
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