Portending



[pawr-tend, pohr-] /pɔrˈtɛnd, poʊr-/

verb (used with object)
1.
to indicate in advance; to foreshadow or presage, as an omen does:
The street incident may portend a general uprising.
2.
to signify; mean.
/pɔːˈtɛnd/
verb (transitive)
1.
to give warning of; predict or foreshadow
2.
(obsolete) to indicate or signify; mean
v.

early 15c., from Latin portendere “foretell, reveal; point out, indicate,” originally “to stretch forward,” from por- (variant of pro-; see pro-) “forth, forward” + tendere “to stretch, extend” (see tenet). Related: Portended; portending.

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