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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 au·gur /ˈɔgɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Au·gur n.
 1. Rom. Antiq. 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Au·gur, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Augured p. pr. & vb. n. Auguring.]
 1. To conjecture from signs or omens; to prognosticate; to foreshow.
    My auguring mind assures the same success.   --Dryden.
 2. To anticipate, to foretell, or to indicate a favorable or an unfavorable issue; as, to augur well or ill.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Au·gur, v. t. To predict or foretell, as from signs or omens; to betoken; to presage; to infer.
    It seems to augur genius.   --Sir W. Scott.
    I augur everything from the approbation the proposal has met with.   --J. F. W. Herschel.
 Syn: -- To predict; forebode; betoken; portend; presage; prognosticate; prophesy; forewarn.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to
          guide public policy [syn: auspex]
      v 1: indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news" [syn: bode,
            portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage,
            betoken, foreshadow, foretell, prefigure, forecast,
      2: predict from an omen