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



BrE BrE//ˈəʊmən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈoʊmən//
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a sign of what is going to happen in the future synonym portent a good/bad omen an omen of death/disaster omen for something The omens for their future success are not good. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from Latin.Extra examples The sunny weather was a good omen for the holiday. They took the storm as a bad omen. an omen of death
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