2. Power to look the future, or the exercise of that power; foreknowledge; presentiment.
If there be aught of presage in the mind.Milton.
Syn. Prognostic; omen; token; sign; presentiment.
(Pre*sage") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Presaged (-sajd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Presaging. ] [F. présager,
L. praesagire: prae before + sagire to perceive acutely or sharply. See Sagacious.]
1. To have a presentiment of; to feel beforehand; to foreknow.
2. To foretell; to predict; to foreshow; to indicate.
My dreams presage some joyful news at hand.Shak.
(Pre*sage"), v. i. To form or utter a prediction; sometimes used with of. Dryden.
(Pre*sage"ful) a. Full of presages; ominous.
Dark in the glass of some presageful mood.Tennyson.
1. The act or art of presaging; a foreboding. [R.] Sir T. Browne.
2. That which is presaged, or foretold. [R.] "Ominous presagement before his end. " Sir H. Wotton.
(Pre*sa"ger) n. One who, or that which, presages; a foreteller; a foreboder. Shak.
(Pre*sa"gious) a. Foreboding; ominous. [Obs.]
(Pres"by*ope) n. (Med.) One who has presbyopia; a farsighted person.