What does bode mean?

Definitions for bodeboʊd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bode.

Princeton's WordNet

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

    indicate by signs

    "These signs bode bad news"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bode(verb)

    to indicate by signs, as future events; to be the omen of; to portend to presage; to foreshow

  2. Bode(verb)

    to foreshow something; to augur

  3. Bode(noun)

    an omen; a foreshadowing

  4. Bode(noun)

    a bid; an offer

  5. Bode(verb)

    a messenger; a herald

  6. Bode(noun)

    a stop; a halting; delay

  7. Bode


  8. Bode

    bid or bidden


  1. Bode

    Bode is a city in Humboldt County, Iowa, United States. The population was 302 at the 2010 census.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bode

    bōd, v.t. to portend or prophesy.—v.i. to be an omen: to foreshow.—adj. Bode′ful, boding, ominous.—n. Bode′ment, an omen, presentiment.—pr.p. Bod′ing, presaging.—n. an omen or portent. [A.S. bodian, to announce—bod, a message; allied to Bid.]

  2. Bode

    bōd (Spens.). Same as Abode.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bode in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bode in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Luis Limlingan:

    Having more presence outside the Philippines would bode well for the company...they can tap more Koreans, Chinese and Japanese.

  2. Sami Alfaraj:

    The conspiracy theorists of old have been proven right. The U.S. creates threats for us and then offers us more weapons systems. That does not bode well for us.

  3. Picabo Street:

    We might have seen the last of Bode, i think we've seen Bode Miller race for the last time. You know what ? He was putting a beautiful run together and he did it in typical Bode style.

  4. Mike Cramer:

    It doesn't bode well for that newspaper continuing. In fact, if they continue and gut the sports department ... I'm not sure why one would bother to buy it at the newsstand or as a business.

  5. Olivier Jakob:

    The Sea King is part of the reason Brent is sinking, this is not a usual move and does not bode well for North Sea crude oil that has been relying on shipments to Asia to clear the overhang that was visible during June.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • гадая, вещая, предвещавамBulgarian
  • sich ankündigen, verheißen, ahnen lassenGerman
  • agorar, anunciarse, presagiarSpanish
  • preannunciare, far presagireItalian
  • voorspellenDutch
  • сулить, предвещать, гадать, вещатьRussian
  • 預兆Chinese

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