- (in ancient Rome) a religious official who observed natural signs, esp. the behavior of birds, interpreting these as an indication of divine approval or disapproval of a proposed action.
synonyms:bode, portend, herald, be a sign of, warn of, forewarn of, foreshadow,be an omen of, presage, indicate, signify, signal, promise, threaten,spell, denote, predict, prophesy; literarybetoken, foretoken, forebode
(of an event or circumstance) portend a good or bad outcome.
"the end of the Cold War seemed to augur well"