V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. a sign or omen; 2. the art of divination

Synonyms: omen, portent, sign, divination, prophecy, prediction


Tips: The verb form of augury is augur. It means "to predict the future, to interpret signs or omens, or to be a sign." Augur can also be a noun however, either referring to a prophet or diviner in general, or specifically to a Roman religious official in charge of interpreting signs called auspices.

Usage Examples:

The citizens of the nation hoped that the change in leadership was an augury of better times ahead. (sign, omen)

The boss's happy mood this morning augurs well for those who hope he will let the workers go home early. (is a good sign, bodes well, predicts) verb

I was hoping for some augury of whether I would receive the promotion, but I was left to guess until the following week. (sign)

Keri believed in astrology and took her daily horoscope as a serious augury. (omen, prophecy, prediction)

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