Be·to·ken v. t. [imp. & p. p. Betokened p. pr. & vb. n. Betokening.]
1. To signify by some visible object; to show by signs or tokens.
A dewy cloud, and in the cloud a bow . . .
Betokening peace from God, and covenant new. --Milton.
2. To foreshow by present signs; to indicate something future by that which is seen or known; as, a dark cloud often betokens a storm.
Syn: -- To presage; portend; indicate; mark; note.
v 1: be a signal for or a symptom of; "These symptoms indicate a
serious illness"; "Her behavior points to a severe
neurosis"; "The economic indicators signal that the euro
is undervalued" [syn: bespeak, indicate, point, signal]
2: indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news" [syn: bode,
portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage,
foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast,