Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Find another word for omen. In this page you can discover 16 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for omen, like: portent, augury, indication, sign, augury, forerunner, foretoken, portent, prefigurement, presage and prognostic.
It's a bad omen of things to come.
7) that it was an omen of death to dream of seeing one's reflection in water.
During his confinement by Tiberius a like omen had been interpreted as portending his speedy release, with the warning that should he behold the same sight again he would die within five days.
By the powers of the Quadruple Alliance this event was regarded as of the most sinister omen, and the question was even raised of a fresh armed intervention in France under the terms of the secret treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle.
Of all such cases it is enough to say that it is impossible for the serious inquirer to establish any causal connexion between the omen and the event which it is presumed to foreshadow.