Be*to"ken (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Betokened (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Betokening.]


To signify by some visible object; to show by signs or tokens.

A dewy cloud, and in the cloud a bow . . . Betokening peace from God, and covenant new. Milton.


To foreshow by present signs; to indicate something future by that which is seen or known; as, a dark cloud often betokens a storm.

Syn. -- To presage; portend; indicate; mark; note.


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