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augur

noun au·gur \ ˈȯ-gər \
Updated on: 18 Apr 2018

Definition of augur

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

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Examples of augur in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of augur

Latin; akin to Latin augēre — see 1augment

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augur

verb

Definition of augur

1 : to foretell especially from omens
2 : to give promise of : presage
  • This bad news augurs disaster for all of us.
: to predict the future especially from omens

Examples of augur in a Sentence

  1. The decision doesn't augur well.

  2. the extended interview augurs well for your acceptance into that law school

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Origin and Etymology of augur

see 1augur

AUGUR Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of augur for English Language Learners

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



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