Meaning of augur

au•gur

Pronunciation: (ô'gur), [key]
— n.
  1. one of a group of ancient Roman officials charged with observing and interpreting omens for guidance in public affairs.
  2. soothsayer; prophet.
—v.t.
  1. to divine or predict, as from omens; prognosticate.
  2. to serve as an omen or promise of; foreshadow; betoken: Mounting sales augur a profitable year.
—v.i.
  1. to conjecture from signs or omens; predict.
  2. to be a sign; bode: The movement of troops augurs ill for the peace of the area.

au•gur

Pronunciation: (ô'gur), [key]
—v.i.
  1. to argue, talk, or converse.
—n.
  1. an excessively talkative person.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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