Definitions for: Portent


[n] a sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen before going into battle"



Webster (1913) Definition: Por*tent" (?; 277), n. [L. portentum. See Portend.]
That which portends, or foretoken; esp., that which portends
evil; a sign of coming calamity; an omen; a sign. --Shak.

My loss by dire portents the god foretold. --Dryden.

Synonyms: omen, presage, prognostic, prognostication

See Also: augury, auspice, death knell, foreboding, foretoken, preindication, sign

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