Definition of Augury

1. Noun. An event that is experienced as indicating important things to come. "It was a sign from God"

Exact synonyms: Foretoken, Preindication, Sign
Generic synonyms: Experience
Specialized synonyms: War Cloud, Omen, Portent, Presage, Prodigy, Prognostic, Prognostication
Derivative terms: Inaugurate



Definition of Augury

1. n. The art or practice of foretelling events by observing the actions of birds, etc.; divination.

Definition of Augury

1. Noun. A divination based on the appearance and behaviour of animals. ¹

2. Noun. (by extension) An omen or prediction; a foreboding; a prophecy. ¹

3. Noun. An event that is experienced as indicating important things to come. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Augury

1. the practice of auguring [n -RIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Augury

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augnathus
augur
augural
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augurer
augurers
augurial
auguries
auguring
augurous
augurs
augurship
augurships
augury (current term)
augustan
auguste
auguster
augustes
augustest
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augustly
augustness
augustnesses
augusts
auk
auklet
auklets

Literary usage of Augury

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1. Carmina Gadelica: Hymns and Incantations with Illustrative Notes on Words by Alexander Carmichael (1900)
"The people say that the Virgin made an augury when Christ was missing, and that it was by means of this augury that Mary and Joseph ascertained that Christ ..."

2. Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Volume 93 by Harvard University (1896)
"OMENS AND augury IN PLAUTUS. BY CHARLES BURTON GULICK. OF all the topics relating to ancient life which we find so abundantly illustrated in Plautus, ..."

3. Superstitions of the Highlands & Islands of Scotland by John Gregorson Campbell (1900)
"Where all is dark and inscrutable, deception and delusion are easy, and hence augury of all kinds, omens, premonitions, divinations, have ever exercised a ..."

4. Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy by Sir Edward Burnett Tylor (1891)
"Occult Sciences—Magical powers attributed by higher to lower races— Magical processes based on Association of Ideas—Omens—augury, &c. ..."

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