verb (used with object), bod·ed, bod·ing.
verb (used without object), bod·ed, bod·ing.
- bodansky unit,
- bode's law,
- bodenheim, maxwell
Origin of bode1
Examples from the Web for boded
If in the morning, his shoe was put on wrong, the left instead of the right, that boded some disaster.The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. II (of II)|Walter M. Chandler
It was a look that boded Tom no good, for the former pitcher had recognized in the new arrival a formidable rival.The Rival Pitchers|Lester Chadwick
There was an unpleasant ring to the stranger's voice that boded no good intentions.Canoe Boys and Campfires|William Murray Graydon
It has boded, and mowed, and gibbered for ages over government and property.
Now, however, No. 93 was emitting strange noises--there was a new sound, and it boded trouble.Ralph, the Train Dispatcher|Allen Chapman
Word Origin for bode
Old English bodian "proclaim, announce; foretell," from boda "messenger," probably from Proto-Germanic *budon- (cf. Old Saxon gibod, German gebot, Old Norse boð), from PIE *bheudh- "be aware, make aware" (see bid (v.)). As a shortened form of forebode (usually evil), it dates from 1740. Related: Boded; boding.