O·men n. An occurrence supposed to portend, or show the character of, some future event; any indication or action regarded as a foreshowing; a foreboding; a presage; an augury.
Bid go with evil omen, and the brand
Of infamy upon my name. --Milton.
O·men, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Omened p. pr. & vb. n. Omening.] To divine or to foreshow by signs or portents; to have omens or premonitions regarding; to predict; to augur; as, to omen ill of an enterprise.
The yet unknown verdict, of which, however, all omened the tragical contents. --Sir W. Scott.
n : a sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen
before going into battle" [syn: portent, presage, prognostic,
v : indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news" [syn: bode,
portend, auspicate, prognosticate, presage, betoken,
foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast,