Definition of augury noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɔːɡjʊri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːɡjʊri//
(pl. auguries) (literary)
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a sign of what will happen in the future synonym omen Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘divination’): from Old French augurie or Latin augurium ‘interpretation of omens’, from augur, from Latin, ‘diviner’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: augury