(Bock"ing), n. A coarse woolen fabric, used for floor cloths, to cover carpets, etc.; so called
from the town of Bocking, in England, where it was first made.
(Bock"land) n. See Bookland.
(Bod"dice) n. See Bodick.
(Bode) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Boded; p. pr. & vb. n. Boding.] [OE. bodien, AS. bodian to announce,
tell from bod command; akin to Icel. boa to announce, Sw. båda to announce, portend. &radic89. See
Bid.] To indicate by signs, as future events; to be the omen of; to portend to presage; to foreshow.
A raven that bodes nothing but mischief.
Good onset bodes good end.
(Bode), v. i. To foreshow something; to augur.
The omen proved, it boded well to you.
Syn. To forebode; foreshadow; augur; betoken.
1. An omen; a foreshadowing. [Obs.]
The owl eke, that of death the bode bringeth.
2. A bid; an offer. [Obs. or Dial.] Sir W. Scott
(Bode), n. [AS. boda; akin to OFries. boda, AS. bodo, OHG. boto. See Bode, v. t.] A messenger; a
(Bode), n. [See Abide.] A stop; a halting; delay. [Obs.]
(Bode), imp. & p. p. from Bide. Abode.
There that night they bode.
(Bode), p. p. of Bid. Bid or bidden. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Bode"ful) a. Portentous; ominous. Carlyle.
(Bode"ment) n. An omen; a prognostic. [Obs.]
This foolish, dreaming, superstitious girl
Makes all these bodements.
(Bodge) n. A botch; a patch. [Dial.] Whitlock.
(Bodge) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bodged ] To botch; to mend clumsily; to patch. [Obs. or Dial.]
(Bodge), v. i. See Budge.
(Bo"di*an) n. (Zoöl.) A large food fish native of the East Indies.
(Bod"ice) n. [This is properly the plural of body, Oe. bodise a pair of bodies, equiv. to a bodice.
Cf. Corset, and see Body.]
1. A kind of under waist stiffened with whalebone, etc., worn esp. by women; a corset; stays.