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Definition of "augur" []

  • One of a group of ancient Roman religious officials who foretold events by observing and interpreting signs and omens. (noun)
  • A seer or prophet; a soothsayer. (noun)
  • To predict, especially from signs or omens; foretell. See Synonyms at foretell. (verb-transitive)
  • To serve as an omen of; betoken: trends that augur change in society. (verb-transitive)
  • To make predictions from signs or omens. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "augur" in a sentence
  • "Sura xxvii. 48; vii. 128, where, as in this passage, the word augur refers to the mode of divination practised previous to Islam, by the flight of birds."
  • "You haven't ever had it that much better and any change that works for customers longer-term augur well for everybody."
  • "My point is "augur" is the operative word in that analysis."