Augur - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɔːɡər|  American pronunciation of the word augur
Brit.  |ˈɔːɡə|  British pronunciation of the word augur


- (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy (syn: auspex)


- indicate, as with a sign or an omen (syn: auspicate, betoken, bode, forecast, foreshadow, foretell, omen, portend, predict, prefigure, presage, prognosticate)
- predict from an omen


...ancient Roman augurs who predicted the future by reading the flight of birds...

The decision doesn't augur well.

...the extended interview augurs well for your acceptance into that law school...

Today's announcement of 300 redundancies does not augur well for the local economy.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: augur
he/she/it: augurs
present participle: auguring
past tense: augured
past participle: augured
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