to be an omen of; portend: The news bodes evil days for him.
Archaic. to announce beforehand; predict.
to portend: The news bodes well for him.
Other definitions for bode (2 of 2)
a simple past tense of bide.
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How to use bode in a sentence
I don’t know about you, but it strikes me that if the price of land for a new experimental city is too expensive for Alphabet, that doesn’t bode well for the affordability of cities in general.
That bodes well for the Northern Hemisphere if people continue taking those precautions.Winter will make the pandemic worse. Here’s what you need to know. | David Rotman | October 8, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Such regression doesn’t bode well late in the playoffs, when it’s important to have shot-makers with confidence to score over good defenses.Can The Sixers Find A Way To Win It All With Embiid And Simmons? | James L. Jackson | September 28, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
That likely bodes well for its US release, despite the still-dire nature of the Covid-19 infection rate in many states.This is the most important movie weekend of the year | Alissa Wilkinson | September 4, 2020 | Vox
“The fact that this drug has already been developed and shown to be successful in treating feline infectious peritonitis, it really bodes well,” Lemieux says.How two coronavirus drugs for cats might help humans fight COVID-19 | Erin Garcia de Jesus | August 11, 2020 | Science News
Still, the lack of communication with the tribes does not bode well for the future relationships.Tribes to U.S. Government: Take Your Weed and Shove It | Abby Haglage | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Such thinking does not bode well for women, who are primary targets in honor-seeking attacks.
Everyone except for bode Miller, who defended Cooper on Twitter and in a CNN interview, saying, "I felt like it was me, not her."
The skier most connected to that stratospheric rise is bode Miller.The Can't-Miss Sochi Showdown: Bode Miller And Ted Ligety | Jake Bright | February 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Going into the 2006 Turin Olympics, bode became the touted star of the Games.The Can't-Miss Sochi Showdown: Bode Miller And Ted Ligety | Jake Bright | February 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Suspicion filled the air, and the sudden appearance of innumerable friars seemed to bode some great foreign movement.Ireland Under the Tudors, Vol. II (of 3) | Richard Bagwell
The arrival of the two Germans, bode and Busche, gave the finishing touch to the conspiracy.Secret Societies And Subversive Movements | Nesta H. Webster
Quat oget nu at for-bode o wold, GE 324, what now was the import of that prohibition; And vndernam him at it agte awold, id.
I shall begin to grumble about them myself soon, for I'm aware of warnings in my spine which bode no good.Mavis of Green Hill | Faith Baldwin
"That could bode no good to the place he honoured with his residence," said Gosling.Kenilworth | Sir Walter Scott
British Dictionary definitions for bode (1 of 2)
to be an omen of (good or ill, esp of ill); portend; presage
(tr) archaic to predict; foretell
- boding, noun, adjective
- bodement, noun
British Dictionary definitions for bode (2 of 2)
the past tense of bide
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