bode

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[ bohd ]
/ boʊd /

verb (used with object), bod·ed, bod·ing.

to be an omen of; portend: The news bodes evil days for him.
Archaic. to announce beforehand; predict.

verb (used without object), bod·ed, bod·ing.

to portend: The news bodes well for him.

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Origin of bode

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before 1000; Middle English boden,Old English bodian to announce, foretell (cognate with Old Norse botha), derivative of boda messenger, cognate with German Bote,Old Norse bothi

Definition for bode (2 of 2)

bode2
[ bohd ]
/ boʊd /

verb

a simple past tense of bide.
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British Dictionary definitions for bode (1 of 2)

bode1
/ (bəʊd) /

verb

to be an omen of (good or ill, esp of ill); portend; presage
(tr) archaic to predict; foretell

Derived forms of bode

boding, noun, adjectivebodement, noun

Word Origin for bode

Old English bodian; related to Old Norse botha to proclaim, Old Frisian bodia to invite

British Dictionary definitions for bode (2 of 2)

bode2
/ (bəʊd) /

verb

the past tense of bide
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