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Webster 1913 Edition


Portent

Por-tent′

(?; 277)
,
Noun.
[L.
portentum
. See
Portend
.]
That which portends, or foretoken; esp., that which portends evil; a sign of coming calamity; an omen; a sign.
Shak.
My loss by dire
portents
the god foretold.
Dryden.

Webster 1828 Edition


Portent

PORTENT'

,
Noun.
[L. portentum.] An omen of ill; any previous sign or prodigy indicating the approach of evil or calamity.
My loss by dire portents the god foretold.

Definition 2022


portent

portent

English

Noun

portent (plural portents)

  1. Something that portends an event about to occur, especially an unfortunate or evil event; an omen.
  2. A portending; significance; as, a howl of dire portent.
  3. Something regarded as portentous; a marvel; prodigy.

Synonyms

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Translations


French

Verb

portent

  1. third-person plural present indicative of porter
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of porter

Latin

Verb

portent

  1. third-person plural present active subjunctive of portō