augur


1au·gur

noun \ˈ-gər\

Definition of AUGUR

1
:  an official diviner of ancient Rome
2
:  one held to foretell events by omens

Examples of AUGUR

  1. <ancient Roman augurs who predicted the future by reading the flight of birds>

Origin of AUGUR

Latin; akin to Latin augēre
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with AUGUR

2augur

verb

: to show or suggest something that might happen in the future

Full Definition of AUGUR

transitive verb
1
:  to foretell especially from omens
2
:  to give promise of :  presage
intransitive verb
:  to predict the future especially from omens

Examples of AUGUR

  1. The decision doesn't augur well.
  2. <the extended interview augurs well for your acceptance into that law school>

First Known Use of AUGUR

1593

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