boding

[boh-ding]

Origin:
before 1000; (noun) Middle English; Old English bodunge announcement (see bode1, -ing1); (adj.) bode1 + -ing2

bodingly, adverb
nonboding, adjective
nonbodingly, adverb
preboding, adjective
unboding, adjective
well-boding, adjective
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bode

1 [bohd]
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:
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

bode

2 [bohd]
verb
a simple past tense of bide.
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bode1 (bəʊd)
 
vb
1.  to be an omen of (good or ill, esp of ill); portend; presage
2.  archaic (tr) to predict; foretell
 
[Old English bodian; related to Old Norse botha to proclaim, Old Frisian bodia to invite]
 
'boding1
 
n, —adj
 
'bodement1
 
n

bode2 (bəʊd)
 
vb
the past tense of bide

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bode
O.E. bodian "proclaim, announce; foretell," from boda "messenger," probably from P.Gmc. *budon- (cf. O.S. gibod, Ger. gebot, O.N. boð), from PIE *bheudh- "be aware, make aware" (cf. bid). As a shortened form of forebode (usually evil), it dates from 1740.
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Example sentences
But on this wise my heart has a boding, and so it shall be.
The heavier charm and bottom quarks have also shown their faces, boding well for future searches for new phenomena.
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