Definitions for Omenˈoʊ mən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. omen, portent, presage, prognostic, prognostication, prodigy(verb)

    a sign of something about to happen

    "he looked for an omen before going into battle"

  2. bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict(verb)

    indicate by signs

    "These signs bode bad news"


  1. omen(Noun)

    Something which portends or is perceived to portend a good or evil event or circumstance in the future; an augury or foreboding.

  2. omen(Noun)

    prophetic significance

    a sign of ill omen

  3. omen(Verb)

    To be an omen of.

  4. omen(Verb)

    To divine or predict from omens.

  5. Origin: From omen.


  1. Omen

    An omen is a phenomenon that is believed to foretell the future, often signifying the advent of change. Though the word "omen" is usually devoid of reference to the change's nature, hence being possibly either "good" or "bad," the term is more often used in a foreboding sense, as with the word "ominous". The origin of the word is unknown, although it may be connected with the Latin word audire, meaning "to hear."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Omen

    ō′men, n. a sign of some future event, either good or evil: a foreboding.—v.i. and v.t. to prognosticate: to predict.—adj. O′mened, containing omens, mostly with prefixes, as ill-omened. [L. for osmen, that which is uttered by the mouth—L. os; or for ausmen, that heard—audīre, to hear.]

Anagrams for Omen »

  1. nome, Nome

  2. Nome


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Omen in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Omen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Santayana:

    Our an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.

  2. Lao-Tzu:

    Arms are instruments of ill omen. . . . When one is compelled to use them, it is best to do so without relish. There is no glory in victory, and to glorify it despite this is to exult in the killing of men. . . . When great numbers of people are killed, one should weep over them with sorrow. When victorious in war, one should observe mourning rites.

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