Definition of augur :
1. An official diviner who foretold events by the singing, chattering, flight, and feeding of birds, or by signs or omens derived from celestial phenomena, certain appearances of quadrupeds, or unusual occurrences.
2. One who foretells events by omens; a soothsayer; a diviner; a prophet.
3. To anticipate, to foretell, or to indicate a favorable or an unfavorable issue; as, to augur well or ill.
4. To conjecture from signs or omens; to prognosticate; to foreshow.
5. To predict or foretell, as from signs or omens; to betoken; to presage; to infer.
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- She used to write for the opposition paper, the Jonesville Gimlet, but the editor of the Augur, a longhaired chap, who moved into Jonesville a few months ago, lost his wife soon after he come there, and sense that she has turned Dimocrat, and writes for his paper stidy. - "Masterpieces Of American Wit And Humor", Thomas L. Masson (Editor).
- But on Thursday evening it clears a little,- not sufficiently to allow one to wander happily through shrubbery or garden, but enough to augur well for the morrow, when the much longed for dance at the Barracks is due. - "Rossmoyne", Unknown.
- Argue, Augur " The hollow whistling of the wind among the trees argues an approaching storm." - "Slips of Speech", John H. Bechtel.