noun, plural au·gu·ries.
Origin of augury
Examples from the Web for augury
When he ended Vieux Carré with the stage direction, “The house is empty now,” Lahr somberly terms it “an augury and an epitaph.”John Lahr’s Biography Perfectly Captures Tennessee Williams’ Tortured Greatness|Wendy Smith|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That at so early a period of this history such a service should be held was an augury for good.Congregationalism in the Court Suburb|John Stoughton
He said he had missed his train on the previous day, and being a superstitious man he regarded that as an augury of evil.The Boss of Little Arcady|Harry Leon Wilson
It is true that the Roman lords, consuls and dictators, after that the eagle appeared as an augury over Par.Villani's Chronicle|Giovanni Villani
So with omen and augury, as well as the wind dead against us.Border and Bastille|George A. Lawrence
I thought how, in darker ages, this would have been regarded as an augury for good or evil.The Diary of a Hunter from the Punjab to the Karakorum Mountains|Augustus Henry Irby
British Dictionary definitions for augury
noun plural -ries
Word Origin and History for augury
late 14c., "divination from the flight of birds," from Old French augure "divination, soothsaying, sorcery, enchantment," or directly from Latin augurium "divination, the observation and interpretation of omens" (see augur). Figurative sense of "omen, portent, indication" is from 1797 (also often in plural as auguries).