omen

noun \ ˈō-mən \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of omen

: 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

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Origin and Etymology of omen

Latin omin-, omen

OMEN Defined for English Language Learners

omen

noun

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

noun \ ˈō-mən \

Definition of omen for Students

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


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