Meaning of presage

pres•age

Pronunciation: (n.pres'ijv.pres'ij, pri&sylpsāj'), [key]
— n., v., -aged, -ag•ing.
—n.
  1. a presentiment or foreboding.
  2. something that portends or foreshadows a future event; an omen, prognostic, or warning indication.
  3. prophetic significance; augury.
  4. foresight; prescience.
  5. a forecast or prediction.
—v.t.
  1. to have a presentiment of.
  2. to portend, foreshow, or foreshadow: The incidents may presage war.
  3. to forecast; predict.
—v.i.
  1. to make a prediction.
  2. to have a presentiment.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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