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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy

Usage examples (33)
  • Mounting sales augur a profitable year.
  • You haven't ever had it that much better and any change that works for customers longer-term augur well for everybody.
  • My point is "augur" is the operative word in that analysis.
  • He is really the religious head of the community, a kind of augur and prophet, who consults the gods and communicates to the people the answers he claims to have received. for more
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  • An ordinary person cannot "augur" (predict, foreshadow) what will happen tomorrow, but he or she can use an "auger" (tool for boring holes in wood) to build a birdhouse without much training.
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