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noun \ˈō-mən\

Definition of omen

  1. :  an occurrence or phenomenon (see phenomenon 1) believed to portend a future event :  augury The dark clouds were considered a bad omen.

Examples of omen in a sentence

  1. They regarded the win as a good omen for the team.

  2. omens of things to come

Origin and Etymology of omen

Latin omin-, omen


First Known Use: 1582


OMEN Defined for English Language Learners

omen

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noun \ˈō-mən\

Definition of omen for English Language Learners

  • : something that is believed to be a sign or warning of something that will happen in the future


OMEN Defined for Kids

omen

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noun \ˈō-mən\

Definition of omen for Students

  1. :  a happening believed to be a sign or warning of a future event



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