a foreboding; omen.
foreboding; ominous.
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

Short Studies on Great Subjects James Anthony Froude
Blow The Man Down Holman Day
The Flag of Distress Mayne Reid
The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, January 1844 Various
A King’s Comrade Charles Whistler
The Days of Bruce Vol 1 Grace Aguilar
Sailing Alone Around The World Joshua Slocum
Howard Pyle’s Book of Pirates Howard Pyle
Oswald Langdon Carson Jay Lee
The Rise of the Russian Empire Hector H. Munro

to be an omen of (good or ill, esp of ill); portend; presage
(transitive) (archaic) to predict; foretell
the past tense of bide


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