Meaning of omen

o•men

Pronunciation: (ō'mun), [key]
— n.
  1. anything perceived or happening that is believed to portend a good or evil event or circumstance in the future; portent.
  2. a prognostic.
  3. prophetic significance; presage: a bird of ill omen.
—v.t.
  1. to be an omen of; portend.
  2. to divine, as if from omens.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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