(noun, verb)


1. a sign of something about to happen

- he looked for an omen before going into battle

Similar word(s): portent, presage, prodigy, prognostic, prognostication

Definition categories: event, augury, foretoken, sign

Sentences with omen as a noun:

- the ghost's appearance was an ill omen

- a rise in imports might be an omen of recovery

- the egg has, during the span of history, represented mystery, magic, medicine, food and omen

- a sign of ill omen


1. indicate, as with a sign or an omen

Similar word(s): augur, auspicate, betoken, bode, forecast, foreshadow, foretell, portend, predict, prefigure, presage, prognosticate

Definition categories: communication, bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal