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bode

to be an omen of; to portend: The future bodes well for you.
Not to be confused with:
bowed – used a bow on a stringed instrument: bowed a bass violin

bode 1

 (bōd)
v. bod·ed, bod·ing, bodes
v.tr.
1. To be an omen of: heavy seas that boded trouble for small craft.
2. Archaic To predict; foretell.
v.intr.
To be an omen; portend: The peace accord bodes well for the city under siege.

[Middle English boden, from Old English bodian, to announce; see bheudh- in Indo-European roots.]

bode 2

 (bōd)
v.
A past tense of bide.

bode

(bəʊd)
vb
1. to be an omen of (good or ill, esp of ill); portend; presage
2. (tr) archaic to predict; foretell
[Old English bodian; related to Old Norse botha to proclaim, Old Frisian bodia to invite]
ˈboding n, adj
ˈbodement n

bode

(bəʊd)
vb
the past tense of bide

bode1

(boʊd)

v. bod•ed, bod•ing. v.t.
1. to be an omen of; portend: news that bodes evil.
2. Archaic. to foretell; predict.
v.i.
3. to portend: The promotion bodes well for his future.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English bodian, derivative of boda messenger]

bode2

(boʊd)

v.
a pt. of bide.

bode

- Boda is messenger in Germanic, hence "bode"; at first, a bode was a command—then an omen or premonition.
See also related terms for messenger.

bode


Past participle: boded
Gerund: boding

Imperative
bode
bode
Present
I bode
you bode
he/she/it bodes
we bode
you bode
they bode
Preterite
I boded
you boded
he/she/it boded
we boded
you boded
they boded
Present Continuous
I am boding
you are boding
he/she/it is boding
we are boding
you are boding
they are boding
Present Perfect
I have boded
you have boded
he/she/it has boded
we have boded
you have boded
they have boded
Past Continuous
I was boding
you were boding
he/she/it was boding
we were boding
you were boding
they were boding
Past Perfect
I had boded
you had boded
he/she/it had boded
we had boded
you had boded
they had boded
Future
I will bode
you will bode
he/she/it will bode
we will bode
you will bode
they will bode
Future Perfect
I will have boded
you will have boded
he/she/it will have boded
we will have boded
you will have boded
they will have boded
Future Continuous
I will be boding
you will be boding
he/she/it will be boding
we will be boding
you will be boding
they will be boding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been boding
you have been boding
he/she/it has been boding
we have been boding
you have been boding
they have been boding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been boding
you will have been boding
he/she/it will have been boding
we will have been boding
you will have been boding
they will have been boding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been boding
you had been boding
he/she/it had been boding
we had been boding
you had been boding
they had been boding
Conditional
I would bode
you would bode
he/she/it would bode
we would bode
you would bode
they would bode
Past Conditional
I would have boded
you would have boded
he/she/it would have boded
we would have boded
you would have boded
they would have boded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bode - indicate by signsbode - 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

bode

verb augur, portend, threaten, predict, signify, foreshadow, presage, betoken, be an omen, forebode Grace had dried her eyes. That boded well.

bode

verb
To give an indication of something in advance:
Translations
يُنْذِرُ بالخَيْرِ
věštit dobré/špatné
love
boîa/vita á gott/illt
reikšti gera/bloga
paredzētpareģot sliktu / labu
şerre/hayra alâmet olmak

bode

[bəʊd] (liter)
A. VTpresagiar
it bodes no goodno promete nada bueno
B. VI it bodes well/illes de buen/mal agüero

bode

[ˈbəʊd] vi
to bode well for → être de bon augure pour
this does not bode well for ... → cela ne présage rien de bon pour ...
to bode ill for → être de mauvais augure pour

bode

vi to bode well/illein gutes/schlechtes Zeichen sein
vtbedeuten, ahnen lassen; that bodes no gooddas bedeutet nichts Gutes, das lässt Böses ahnen

bode

[bəʊd] vi to bode wellpromettere bene
to bode ill → non promettere nulla di buono

bode

(bəud) : bode ill/well
to be an omen of or to foretell bad or good fortune. This bodes well for the future.
References in classic literature ?
The Owl next advised them to pluck up the seed of the flax, which men had sown, as it was a plant which boded no good to them.
He recollected now many omens and presages of this happy event, some of which he had remarked at the time, but many more he now remembered; nor did he omit the dreams he had dreamt the evening before his meeting with Jones; and concluded with saying, "I always told your honour something boded in my mind that you would one time or other have it in your power to make my fortune.
The French, excited by all that had happened, were talking loudly among themselves, but as they passed Dolokhov who gently switched his boots with his whip and watched them with cold glassy eyes that boded no good, they became silent.