verb (used with object), bod·ed, bod·ing.
verb (used without object), bod·ed, bod·ing.
Origin of bode1
Related Words for bodedsignify, omen, offer, predict, stop, betoken, forecast, herald, indicate, forebode, foretell, augur, message, portend, presage, foreshow
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Historical Examples of boded
And she watched him with an evil, staring eye that boded nothing good.The Night Riders
He foresaw the coming struggle, and boded ill of its result.Tony Butler
Charles James Lever
The burgomaster wore an air of sternness and self-importance which boded no good.Kilgorman
Talbot Baines Reed
I could not help feeling that our being there boded no good to me.My Bondage and My Freedom
It was a combination, in these times of evil rumor, that boded no good.The Cryptogram
William Murray Graydon
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.