What does betoken mean?

Definitions for betokenbɪˈtoʊ kən

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal(verb)

    be a signal for or a symptom of

    "These symptoms indicate a serious illness"; "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"; "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"

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

    indicate by signs

    "These signs bode bad news"


  1. betoken(Verb)

    Signify by some visible object; show by signs or tokens.

  2. betoken(Verb)

    Foreshow by present signs; indicate something future by that which is seen or known.

  3. Origin: From bitoknen, bitacnen, from betacnian, equivalent to . Cognate with betekenen, bezeichnen, beteckna.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Betoken(verb)

    to signify by some visible object; to show by signs or tokens

  2. Betoken(verb)

    to foreshow by present signs; to indicate something future by that which is seen or known; as, a dark cloud often betokens a storm

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Betoken

    be-tō′kn, v.t. to show by a sign: to foreshow. [See Token.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of betoken in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of betoken in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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Translations for betoken

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • означавам, знача, предсказвам, вещаяBulgarian

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