Pre"sage (?), n. [F. pr'esage, L. praesagium, from praesagire. See Presage, v. t. ]

1.

Something which foreshows or portends a future event; a prognostic; an omen; an augury.

"Joy and shout -- presage of victory."

Milton.

2.

Power to look the future, or the exercise of that power; foreknowledge; presentiment.

If there be aught of presage in the mind. Milton.

Syn. -- Prognostic; omen; token; sign; presentiment.

 

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Pre*sage" (?) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Presaged (-s&amac;jd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Presaging. ] [F. pr'esager, L. praesagire: prae before + sagire to perceive acutely or sharply. See Sagacious.]

1.

To have a presentiment of; to feel beforehand; to foreknow.

2.

To foretell; to predict; to foreshow; to indicate.

My dreams presage some joyful news at hand. Shak.

 

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Pre*sage", v. i.

To form or utter a prediction; -- sometimes used with of.

Dryden.

 

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