verb \ˈbōd\

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


Full Definition of BODE

transitive verb
archaic :  to announce beforehand :  foretell
:  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


Definition of BODE

past of bide


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