Definitions for portendpɔrˈtɛnd, poʊr-

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

    indicate by signs

    "These signs bode bad news"

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  1. portend(Verb)

    to serve as a warning or omen

    A kingdom they portend thee, but what kingdom, / Real or allegoric, I discern not; Nor when: eternal sure--as without end, - John Milton, Paradise Lost

  2. portend(Verb)

    to signify; to denote

    Let it be known that the Rapture portends the End of Days.

  3. Origin: From the portendere, from por- + tendere, present active infinitive of tendo.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Portend(verb)

    to indicate (events, misfortunes, etc.) as in future; to foreshow; to foretoken; to bode; -- now used esp. of unpropitious signs

  2. Portend(verb)

    to stretch out before

Translations for portend

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  • ankündigen, vorbedeuten, hindeuten, deuten, bedeuten, vorhersagen, hinweisenGerman
  • προαναγγέλω, προμηνύωGreek
  • significar, presagiarSpanish
  • merkitä, tietääFinnish
  • annoncer, présagerFrench
  • կանխագուշակել, [[նախանշան]] [[լինել]], նախագուշակել, գուշակելArmenian
  • aankondigenDutch
  • предзнаменовывать, предвещать, предзнаменоватьRussian
  • işâret olmak, belirtmek, delâlet etmek, haber vermek, alâmet olmakTurkish

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