What does presage mean?

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ˈprɛs ɪdʒ; prɪˈseɪdʒpresage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. presagenoun

    a foreboding about what is about to happen

  2. omen, portent, presage, prognostic, prognostication, prodigyverb

    a sign of something about to happen

    "he looked for an omen before going into battle"

  3. bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predictverb

    indicate by signs

    "These signs bode bad news"


  1. presagenoun

    A warning of a future event; an omen.

  2. presagenoun

    An intuition of a future event; a presentiment.

  3. presageverb

    To predict or foretell something.

  4. presageverb

    To make a prediction.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. PRESAGEnoun

    Prognostick; presension of futurity.

    Etymology: presage, Fr. præsagium, Lat.

    Joy and shout presage of victory. John Milton.

    Dreams have generally been considered by authors only as revelations of what has already happened, or as presages of what is to happen. Addison.

  2. To Presageverb

    Etymology: presager, Fr. præsagio, Latin.

    Henry’s late presaging prophesy
    Did glad my heart with hope. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

    What pow’r of mind
    Foreseeing, or presaging from the depth
    Of knowledge past or present, could have fear’d
    How such united force of gods, how such
    As stood like these, could ever know repulse. John Milton.

    This contagion might have been presaged upon consideration of its precursors. Gideon Harvey, on Consumptions.

    Wish’d freedom, I presage you soon will find,
    If heav’n be just, and if to virtue kind. Dryden.

    That by certain signs we may presage
    Of heats and rains, and wind’s impetuous rage,
    The sov’reign of the heav’ns has set on high
    The moon to mark the changes of the sky. Dryden.

    If I may trust the flattering ruth of sleep,
    My dreams presage some joyful news at hand. William Shakespeare.

    Dreams advise some great good presaging. John Milton.

    That cloud, that hangs upon thy brow, presages
    A greater storm than all the Turkish power
    Can throw upon us. John Denham, Sophy.

    When others fell, this standing did presage
    The crown shou’d triumph over pop’lar rage. Edmund Waller.


  1. presage

    The Nissan Presage (Japanese: 日産・プレサージュ, Hepburn: Nissan Puresāju) is a minivan produced by Japanese automaker Nissan from 1998 to 2009. The Presage was only officially sold by Nissan in Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. The name "Presage" is French for "omen".


  1. presage

    Presage is a sign or warning that something, typically unpleasant or unfortunate, is going to happen in the future; it serves as an omen or a prediction. It can also mean to predict or foretell an event in the future.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Presageverb

    something which foreshows or portends a future event; a prognostic; an omen; an augury

  2. Presageverb

    power to look the future, or the exercise of that power; foreknowledge; presentiment

  3. Presageverb

    to have a presentiment of; to feel beforehand; to foreknow

  4. Presageverb

    to foretell; to predict; to foreshow; to indicate

  5. Presageverb

    to form or utter a prediction; -- sometimes used with of

  6. Etymology: [F. prsager, L. praesagire: prae before + sagire to perceive acutely or sharply. See Sagacious.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Presage

    prēs′āj, n. something that gives warning of a future event: a foreboding: a presentiment.—v.t. Prēsage′, to forebode: to warn of something to come: to predict.—v.i. to have a presentiment of.—adj. Presage′ful.—ns. Presage′ment, the act of presaging: that which is presaged: prediction; Presag′er. [Fr. présage—L. præsagiumpræsagīrepræ, before, sagīre, to perceive quickly.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of presage in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of presage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of presage in a Sentence

  1. Kim Jong:

    It could presage a return to nuclear testing, which is now on the table given that Kim renounced his April 2018 moratorium.

  2. Tariq Zahir:

    I'm quietly waiting for a bigger covering bounce that will presage the next leg lower in WTI.

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