au·gu·ry /ˈɔgjəri, gə-/
Au·gu·ry n.; pl. Auguries
1. The art or practice of foretelling events by observing the actions of birds, etc.; divination.
2. An omen; prediction; prognostication; indication of the future; presage.
From their flight strange auguries she drew. --Drayton.
He resigned himself . . . with a docility that gave little augury of his future greatness. --Prescott.
3. A rite, ceremony, or observation of an augur.
n : an event that is experienced as indicating important things
to come; "he hoped it was an augury"; "it was a sign from
God" [syn: sign, foretoken, preindication]