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Definition of bode verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bode

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//bəʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//boʊd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bode
BrE BrE//bəʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//boʊd//
 
he / she / it bodes
BrE BrE//bəʊdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//boʊdz//
 
past simple boded
BrE BrE//ˈbəʊdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈboʊdɪd//
 
past participle boded
BrE BrE//ˈbəʊdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈboʊdɪd//
 
-ing form boding
BrE BrE//ˈbəʊdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈboʊdɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin Old English bodian ‘proclaim, foretell’, from boda ‘messenger’, of Germanic origin; related to German Bote, also to bid1.Idioms
bode well/ill (for somebody/something)
 
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(formal) to be a good/bad sign for somebody/something synonym augur These figures do not bode well for the company's future. The look on her face boded ill for anyone who crossed her path that day.
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