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[bohd] /boʊd/
verb (used with object), boded, boding.
1.
to be an omen of; portend:
The news bodes evil days for him.
2.
Archaic. to announce beforehand; predict.
verb (used without object), boded, boding.
3.
to portend:
The news bodes well for him.
Origin
1000
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

bode2

[bohd] /boʊd/
verb
1.
a simple past tense of bide.
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  • Taken together, this bodes ill for the world's second-largest economy.
  • But his apparent willingness to confront vested interests in his party bodes well for his leadership.
  • The question now is whether her sacking bodes ill for the implementation of policy.
  • Yet the government's perceived lack of concern for the misery of the displaced bodes ill for reconciliation.
  • Dire security in much of the country, along with a lack of time to vet candidates, bodes ill for a new election.
  • Falling demand and soaring supply bodes ill for construction and house prices, the main ways housing affects the broader economy.
British Dictionary definitions for bodes

bode1

/bəʊd/
verb
1.
to be an omen of (good or ill, esp of ill); portend; presage
2.
(transitive) (archaic) to predict; foretell
Derived Forms
boding, noun, adjective
bodement, noun
Word Origin
Old English bodian; related to Old Norse botha to proclaim, Old Frisian bodia to invite

bode2

/bəʊd/
verb
1.
the past tense of bide
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Word Origin and History for bodes

bode

v.

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.

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