Bode



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.
Archaic. to endure; bear.
Obsolete. to encounter.
to dwell; abide; wait; remain.
bide one’s time, to wait for a favorable opportunity:
He wanted to ask for a raise, but bided his time.
Contemporary Examples

Five Reasons to Celebrate July’s Strong Retail-Sales Numbers Alex Klein August 13, 2012
The Rise Of Palestinian Non-Violent Resistance: A Conversation With Mustafa Barghouti Raja Shehadeh March 6, 2013
An Obamacare Hint Noah Kristula-Green June 20, 2012
Do We Need to Be Told How to Read? William Giraldi June 5, 2013
Tribes to U.S. Government: Take Your Weed and Shove It Abby Haglage December 12, 2014

Historical Examples

Secret Societies And Subversive Movements Nesta H. Webster
Laurence Sterne in Germany Harvey Waterman Thayer
Pierre; or The Ambiguities Herman Melville
Laurence Sterne in Germany Harvey Waterman Thayer
Laurence Sterne in Germany Harvey Waterman Thayer

verb
to be an omen of (good or ill, esp of ill); portend; presage
(transitive) (archaic) to predict; foretell
verb
the past tense of bide
verb bides, biding, bided, bode, bided
(intransitive) (archaic or dialect) to continue in a certain place or state; stay
(intransitive) (archaic or dialect) to live; dwell
(transitive) (archaic or dialect) to tolerate; endure
(Scot) bide a wee, to stay a little
(Scot) bide by, to abide by
bide one’s time, to wait patiently for an opportunity
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