pre·sage /ˈprɛsɪʤ, prɪˈseʤ/
1. Something which foreshows or portends a future event; a prognostic; an omen; an augury. “Joy and shout -- presage of victory.”
2. Power to look the future, or the exercise of that power; foreknowledge; presentiment.
If there be aught of presage in the mind. --Milton.
Syn: -- Prognostic; omen; token; sign; presentiment.
Pre·sage v. t. [imp. & p. p. Presaged p. pr. & vb. n. Presaging. ]
1. To have a presentiment of; to feel beforehand; to foreknow.
2. To foretell; to predict; to foreshow; to indicate.
My dreams presage some joyful news at hand. --Shak.
Pre·sage, v. i. To form or utter a prediction; -- sometimes used with of.
n 1: a foreboding about what is about to happen
2: a sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen
before going into battle" [syn: omen, portent, prognostic,
v : indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news" [syn: bode,
portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, betoken,
foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast,