Bode - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |boʊd|  American pronunciation of the word bode
Brit.  |bəʊd|  British pronunciation of the word bode
- this word is a past participle form of the irregular verbto bide

verb

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

These signs bode bad news

Examples

This could bode disaster for all involved.

Those dark clouds bode ill for this afternoon's garden party.

That doesn't bode well for the sustainability of the current boom. (Newsweek)

These signs bode bad news

The opinion polls do not bode well for the Democrats.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: bode
he/she/it: bodes
present participle: boding
past tense: boded
past participle: boded
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