Bode (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Boded; p. pr. & vb. n. Boding.] [OE. bodien, AS. bodian to announce, tell from bod command; akin to Icel. boa to announce, Sw. b�x86;da to announce, portend. &root;89. See Bid.]

To indicate by signs, as future events; to be the omen of; to portend to presage; to foreshow.

A raven that bodes nothing but mischief. Goldsmith.

Good onset bodes good end. Spenser.


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Bode, v. i.

To foreshow something; to augur.

Whatever now The omen proved, it boded well to you. Dryden.

Syn. -- To forebode; foreshadow; augur; betoken.


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Bode, n.


An omen; a foreshadowing.


The owl eke, that of death the bode bringeth. Chaucer.


A bid; an offer.

[Obs. or Dial.]

Sir W. Scott


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Bode, n. [AS. boda; akin to OFries. boda, AS. bodo, OHG. boto. See Bode, v. t.]

A messenger; a herald.



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Bode, n. [See Abide.]

A stop; a halting; delay.



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Bode, imp. & p. p. from Bide.


There that night they bode. Tennyson.


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Bode, p. p.

of Bid. Bid or bidden.




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