omen meaning

EN[ˈəʊmən] [ˈoʊmən] [-əʊmən]
  • An omen (also called portent or presage) is a phenomenon that is believed to foretell the future, often signifying the advent of change. People in the ancient times believed that omens lie with a divine message from their gods.
  • These omens include natural phenomena for example an eclipse, freak births of animals and humans and behavior of the sacrificial lamb on its way to the slaughter. They had specialists, the diviners, to interpret these omens.
  • Though the word "omen" is usually devoid of reference to the change's nature, hence being possibly either "good" or "bad," the term is more often used in a foreboding sense, as with the word "ominous".

    Definition of omen in English Dictionary

  • NounPLomens
    1. Something which portends or is perceived to portend a good or evil event or circumstance in the future; an augury or foreboding.
      1. the ghost's appearance was an ill omen
      2. a rise in imports might be an omen of recovery
      3. the egg has, during the span of history, represented mystery, magic, medicine, food and omen
    2. prophetic significance.
      1. a sign of ill omen
  • VerbSGomensPRomeningPT, PPomened
    1. To be an omen of.
      1. To divine or predict from omens.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • It was an omen of things to come as in the 56th minute the visitors took the lead after a mix-up between Skrtel and Sotirios Kyrgiakos allowed Ebanks-Blake's through-ball to squeeze between them.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
          • Verbs
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          4. en omental
          5. en omentin
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of omen for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "omen" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb.
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