a numerical scheme that gives the approximate distance from the sun of the seven inner planets but fails for Neptune and Pluto (now considered a dwarf planet).
(astronomy) an empirical rule relating the distances of the planets from the sun, based on the numerical sequence 0, 3, 6, 12, 24,…. Adding 4 to each number and dividing by 10 gives the sequence 0.4, 0.7, 1, 1.6, 2.8,…, which is a reasonable representation of distances in astronomical units for most planets if the minor planets are counted as a single entity at 2.8
to be an omen of; portend: The news bodes evil days for him. Archaic. to announce beforehand; predict. to portend: The news bodes well for him. a simple past tense of bide. Historical Examples The Glaciers of the Alps John Tyndall Eric Brighteyes H. Rider Haggard From School to Battle-field Charles King The Argonauts of […]
(especially among Spanish-speaking Americans) a grocery store. a wineshop. a warehouse for storing or aging wine. Contemporary Examples Justice Delayed: Did the NYPD Blow the Etan Patz Case? Michael Daly May 24, 2012 Why Pedro Hernandez Confessed to Killing Etan Patz Michael Daly May 31, 2012 House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of […]
a foreboding or omen; presentiment. a prophecy or prediction. Historical Examples The Fair God Lew Wallace The Well-Beloved Thomas Hardy
a foreboding or omen; presentiment. a prophecy or prediction.