Definition of Augur

1. Noun. (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy.

Exact synonyms: Auspex
Geographical relationships: Capital Of Italy, Eternal City, Italian Capital, Roma, Rome
Generic synonyms: Oracle, Prophesier, Prophet, Seer, Vaticinator
Category relationships: Antiquity



2. Verb. Indicate by signs. "These signs bode bad news"

3. Verb. Predict from an omen.

Definition of Augur

1. n. An official diviner who foretold events by the singing, chattering, flight, and feeding of birds, or by signs or omens derived from celestial phenomena, certain appearances of quadrupeds, or unusual occurrences.

2. v. i. To conjecture from signs or omens; to prognosticate; to foreshow.

3. v. t. To predict or foretell, as from signs or omens; to betoken; to presage; to infer.

Definition of Augur

1. Noun. A diviner who foretells events by the behaviour of birds or other animals, or by signs derived from celestial phenomena, or unusual occurrences. ¹

2. Noun. (context: Ancient Rome) An official who interpreted omens before the start of public events. ¹

3. Verb. To foretell events; to exhibit signs of future events. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Augur

1. to foretell from omens [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Augur

1. 1. An official diviner who foretold events by the singing, chattering, flight, and feeding of birds, or by signs or omens derived from celestial phenomena, certain appearances of quadrupeds, or unusual occurrences. 2. One who foretells events by omens; a soothsayer; a diviner; a prophet. "Augur of ill, whose tongue was never found Without a priestly curse or boding sound." (Dryden) Origin: L. Of uncertain origin: the first part of the word is perh. Fr. L. Avis bird, and the last syllable, gur, equiv. To the Skr. Gar to call, akin to L. Garrulus garrulous. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Augur

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1. The Role of Federal Military Forces in Domestic Disorders, 1789-1878 by Robert W. Coakley (1996)
"CHRISTOPHER C. augur ward, asked that Grant recognize Packard as governor and instruct augur to protect him. But this time Grant specifically declined ..."

2. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order with Copious Illustrations by George Crabb (1887)
"Things are said to betoken, which present natural signs; those are said to portend, which present extraordinary or supernatural signs. It augur» ill for the ..."

3. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1869)
"augur and Sherman moved to tho south and east of that position, to cooperate, ... augur had an encounter with a force of the enemy, which resulted in their ..."

4. Transactions by Massachusetts Horticultural Society (1892)
"The decease of PM augur, of Middlefield, Conn., ... Benjamin P. Ware, and Francis H. Appleton a Committee to prepare a memorial of Mr. augur. ..."

5. English Synonyms Explained, in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1818)
"augur. Aversions produce an anxious desire for the removal of the object disliked ... augur signifies either to serve or make use of ¡is an augury i tu ..."

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