1. To conjecture from signs or omens; to prognosticate; to foreshow.
My auguring mind assures the same success.
2. To anticipate, to foretell, or to indicate a favorable or an unfavorable issue; as, to augur well or ill.
(Au"gur), v. t. To predict or foretell, as from signs or omens; to betoken; to presage; to infer.
It seems to augur genius.
Sir W. Scott.
I augur everything from the approbation the proposal has met with.
J. F. W. Herschel.
Syn. To predict; forebode; betoken; portend; presage; prognosticate; prophesy; forewarn.
(Au"gu*ral) a. [L. auguralis.] Of or pertaining to augurs or to augury; betokening; ominous; significant; as,
an augural staff; augural books. "Portents augural." Cowper.
(Au"gu*rate) v. t. & i. [L. auguratus, p. p. of augurari to augur.] To make or take auguries; to
augur; to predict. [Obs.] C. Middleton.
(Au"gu*rate) n. The office of an augur. Merivale.
(Au`gu*ra"tion) n. [L. auguratio.] The practice of augury.
(Au"gur*er) n. An augur. [Obs.] Shak.
(Au*gu"ri*al) a. [L. augurialis.] Relating to augurs or to augury. Sir T. Browne.
(Au"gu*rist) n. An augur. [R.]
(Au"gur*ize) v. t. To augur. [Obs.] Blount.
(Au"gu*rous) a. Full of augury; foreboding. [Obs.] "Augurous hearts." Chapman.
(Au"gur*ship) n. The office, or period of office, of an augur. Bacon.
(Au"gu*ry) n.; pl. Auguries [L. aucurium.]
1. The art or practice of foretelling events by observing the actions of birds, etc.; divination.
2. An omen; prediction; prognostication; indication of the future; presage.
From their flight strange auguries she drew.
He resigned himself . . . with a docility that gave little augury of his future greatness.
3. A rite, ceremony, or observation of an augur.
(Au*gust") a. [L. augustus; cf. augere to increase; in the language of religion, to honor by offerings: cf.
F. auguste. See Augment.] Of a quality inspiring mingled admiration and reverence; having an aspect
of solemn dignity or grandeur; sublime; majestic; having exalted birth, character, state, or authority. "Forms
august." Pope. "August in visage." Dryden. "To shed that august blood." Macaulay.
So beautiful and so august a spectacle.
To mingle with a body so august.
Syn. Grand; magnificent; majestic; solemn; awful; noble; stately; dignified; imposing.