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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