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  • augur — [ô′gər] n. [L, orig., a priest at rituals of fertility and increase, prob. < OL * augos (gen. * augeris), increase, growth < augere (see WAX2); meaning infl. by auspex, AUSPEX] 1. in ancient Rome, any of a body of officials who interpreted… …   English World dictionary

  • augur — auger, augur Auger is an Old English word for a tool for boring holes. Augur, from the Latin word for soothsayer, is used occasionally to mean a prophet, but is more usual as a verb in the expressions augur well and augur ill, meaning ‘to portend …   Modern English usage

  • Augur — Au gur, n. [L. Of uncertain origin: the first part of the word is perh. fr. L. avis bird, and the last syllable, gur, equiv. to the Skr. gar to call, akin to L. garrulus garrulous.] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) An official diviner who foretold events by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Augur — Au gur, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Augured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Auguring}.] 1. To conjecture from signs or omens; to prognosticate; to foreshow. [1913 Webster] My auguring mind assures the same success. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To anticipate, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • augur — au|gur [ˈo:gə US ˈo:gər] v [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: augur person who tells the future (14 21 centuries), from Latin] augur well/badly/ill formal to be a sign that something will be successful or unsuccessful = ↑bode ▪ Today s announcement of 300 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • augur — augur1 /aw geuhr/, n. 1. one of a group of ancient Roman officials charged with observing and interpreting omens for guidance in public affairs. 2. soothsayer; prophet. v.t. 3. to divine or predict, as from omens; prognosticate. 4. to serve as an …   Universalium

  • augur — [ ɔ:gə] verb (augur well/badly/ill) portend a good or bad outcome. noun (in ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted natural signs so as to determine divine approval or disapproval of a proposed action. Derivatives augural ɔ:gjʊr(ə)l… …   English new terms dictionary

  • augur well/badly/ill — portend a good or bad outcome. → augur …   English new terms dictionary

  • augur — au•gur [[t]ˈɔ gər[/t]] n. v. gured, gur•ing 1) anh one of a group of ancient Roman officials charged with observing and interpreting omens for guidance in public affairs 2) soothsayer; prophet 3) to divine or predict, as from omens; prognosticate …   From formal English to slang

  • augur — v. & n. v. 1 intr. a (of an event, circumstance, etc.) suggest a specified outcome (usu. augur well or ill). b portend, bode (all augured well for our success). 2 tr. a foresee, predict. b portend. n. a Roman religious official who observed… …   Useful english dictionary

  • augur — /ˈɔgə / (say awguh) noun 1. one of a body of ancient Roman officials charged with observing and interpreting omens, for guidance in public affairs. 2. any soothsayer; prophet. –verb (t) 3. to divine or predict, as from omens; prognosticate. 4. to …  


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