Definition of 'omen'
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The omens are good for the long term. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Once again the omens look good. Times, Sunday Times (2017)In the past it's been a good omen. The Sun (2016)The omens were not good. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He's a good luck omen! The Sun (2016)This is a good omen for me. The Sun (2010)The omens look more than a little auspicious. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It was a place of ill omen. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They say that can be a lucky omen. The Sun (2008)To engage in such activity would cast a bad omen on your society. Times, Sunday Times (2009)People saw it as a good omen. The Sun (2012)Hopefully she will keep coming to watch and be our lucky omen. The Sun (2012)This provoked a sudden panic that it could be a bad omen. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Now the management team must decide whether this is a bad omen. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The omens do not look good. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Its success seemed a good omen. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They are accounted a lucky omen. Moby Dick (1901)Like omens of disaster, two plumes of smoke rise. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Perhaps that's a good omen for the future. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But this hatred mainly comes from the magpie's reputation as an omen of ill fortune. The Sun (2014)Not a very good record, and not a very good omen for the future. The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure (1990)With more reed beds being planted by conservationists, the omens look good. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It's an ill omen indeed. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I hope it's a happy omen. The Sun (2016)This was a happy omen and a Times scoop, that really was exclusive. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'omen'
British English: omen NOUN
If you say that something is an omen, you think it indicates what is likely to happen in the future and whether it will be good or bad.
Her appearance at this moment is an omen of disaster.
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