Simple Definition of portend
: to be a sign or warning that something usually bad or unpleasant is going to happen
Examples of portend
The distant thunder portended a storm.
If you're superstitious, a black cat portends trouble.
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PORTEND Defined for Kids
Definition of portend
: to give a sign or warning of beforehand <Distant thunder portended a storm.>
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