Omen definition

ōmən
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A thing or happening believed to foretell a future event, either good or evil; augury.
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Prognostication; portent.

Birds of ill omen.

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To be a prophetic sign of; portend.
verb
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To be an omen of.
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A phenomenon supposed to portend good or evil; a prophetic sign.
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The definition of an omen is something that is believed to predict the future.

An example of what some believe to be an omen is seeing roadkill.

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Something which portends or is perceived to portend a good or evil event or circumstance in the future; an augury or foreboding.
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To divine or predict from omens.
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To omen is defined as to predict or foreshadow the future.

An example of to omen is for a psychic to give a future reading.

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Prophetic significance.

A sign of ill omen.

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To be an omen of; augur.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
omen
Plural:
omens

Origin of omen

  • Latin ōmen

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin omen (“foreboding, omen").

    From Wiktionary