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 Dictionary entry overview: What does omen mean? 

OMEN (noun)
  The noun OMEN has 1 sense:

1. a sign of something about to happen

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

OMEN (verb)
  The verb OMEN has 1 sense:

1. indicate by signs

  Familiarity information: OMEN used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

OMEN (noun)

Sense 1omen [BACK TO TOP]


A sign of something about to happen

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events


omen; prognostication; prognostic; portent; prodigy; presage

Context example:

he looked for an omen before going into battle

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

augury; foretoken; preindication; sign (an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "omen"):

auspice (a favorable omen)

foreboding (an unfavorable omen)

death knell (an omen of death or destruction)

OMEN (verb)

Sense 1omen [BACK TO TOP]


Indicate by signs

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing


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

Context example:

These signs bode bad news

Hypernyms (to "omen" 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 "omen"):

threaten (to be a menacing indication of something:)

foreshow (foretell by divine inspiration)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something

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