Origin of boding
Definition for boding (2 of 3)
verb (used with object), bod·ed, bod·ing.
verb (used without object), bod·ed, bod·ing.
Origin of bode1
Definition for boding (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for boding
I know not how or when, but there are boding whispers within me that all will not be well.The Days of Bruce Vol 1|Grace Aguilar
This indicated a bad night, and again the boding sense of coming misfortune stole over him.Cleopatra, Complete|Georg Ebers
Up to a certain stage of legal conflict imagination cheats the boding heart with hope of release, victory, sudden good fortune.Nevermore|Rolf Boldrewood
Great Gable was carrying on a conflict with an army of gray clouds assailing his summit and boding 99 no good for the weather.A Rose of a Hundred Leaves|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
I 231 do not remember to have been saddened by a boding word during all the trials of our cruise.Adrift in the Arctic Ice Pack|Elisha Kent Kane
British Dictionary definitions for boding (1 of 2)
Word Origin for bode
British Dictionary definitions for boding (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for boding
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.