Definitions for: Augury


[n] an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come; "he hoped it was an augury"; "it was a sign from God"



Webster (1913) Definition: Au"gu*ry, n.; pl. Auguries. [L. aucurium.]
1. The art or practice of foretelling events by observing the
actions of birds, etc.; divination.

2. An omen; prediction; prognostication; indication of the
future; presage.

From their flight strange auguries she drew.
--Drayton.

He resigned himself . . . with a docility that gave
little augury of his future greatness. --Prescott.

3. A rite, ceremony, or observation of an augur.

Synonyms: foretoken, preindication, sign

See Also: experience, omen, portent, presage, prognostic, prognostication, war cloud

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