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bode

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verb \ˈbōd\

Simple Definition of bode

  • : to be a sign of (a future event or situation)

Full Definition of bode

bod·edbod·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  to announce beforehand :  foretell

  3. 2 :  to indicate by signs :  presage

Examples of bode

  1. This could bode disaster for all involved.

  2. <her natural gift for reading boded well for her future in school>



Origin of bode

Middle English, from Old English bodian; akin to Old English bēodan to proclaim — more at bid


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with bode


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bode

Definition of bode

  1. past of bide






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