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AUGUR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does augur mean? 

AUGUR (noun)
  The noun AUGUR has 1 sense:

1. (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy

  Familiarity information: AUGUR used as a noun is very rare.


AUGUR (verb)
  The verb AUGUR has 2 senses:

1. indicate by signs
2. predict from an omen

  Familiarity information: AUGUR used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AUGUR (noun)


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Meaning:

(ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

augur; auspex

Hypernyms ("augur" is a kind of...):

oracle; prophesier; prophet; seer; vaticinator (an authoritative person who divines the future)

Domain category:

antiquity (the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe)

Domain region:

capital of Italy; Eternal City; Italian capital; Roma; Rome (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)


AUGUR (verb)


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Meaning:

Indicate by signs

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

presage; foreshadow; portend; bode; auspicate; augur; omen; predict; prognosticate; betoken; prefigure; foretell; forecast

Context example:

These signs bode bad news

Hypernyms (to "augur" is one way to...):

bespeak; betoken; indicate; point; signal (be a signal for or a symptom of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "augur"):

threaten (to be a menacing indication of something:)

foreshow (foretell by divine inspiration)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 2augur [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Predict from an omen

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "augur" is one way to...):

anticipate; call; forebode; foretell; predict; prognosticate; promise (make a prediction about; tell in advance)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


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