Definitions of bode

  1. indicate by signs; " These signs bode bad news"
  2. To indicate by signs, as future events; to be the omen of; to portend to presage; to foreshow.
  3. To foreshow something; to augur.
  4. An omen; a foreshadowing.
  5. A bid; an offer.
  6. A messenger; a herald.
  7. A stop; a halting; delay.
  8. Abode.
  9. Bid or bidden.
  10. To portend; to be a sign; usually of ill.
  11. To portend or prophesy.
  12. To be an omen: to foreshow.
  13. To foreshow; presage.
  14. To have a token or presentiment of; presage good or ill.
  15. To portend; to be an omen of. See Bid.
  16. To foretell; to foreshadow; to portend; to be ominous.

Usage examples for bode

  1. From this time aide- de- camp followed aide- de- camp in quick succession, who, from their scared looks and hurried gestures, seemed to bode but ill- fortune to the cause we cared for. – Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) by Charles Lever
  2. Truro was also the birthplace of the brothers Richard and John Lander, the explorers; Bode, a painter of some merit; and Richard Polwhele, the historian of Devon and Cornwall. – The Cornish Riviera by Sidney Heath
  3. It did not seem to bode very serious intentions towards Mrs. Deane, and would scarcely have pleased her mother. – Peter Ibbetson by George Du Maurier
  4. " Very well, I have no hesitancy whatever in going alone;" and I bode him " good- bye." – A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences by Laura S. Haviland
  5. On the north eastern sky line, an opaque bank of clouds had heaved up- a bank of clouds that seemed to bode another snowfall. – The Heath Hover Mystery by Bertram Mitford
  6. And Miss Elsie, too, writing day and night, and cannot get a bode for her bit poems and verses, till now she is like to greet her een out over every letter she gets from London about them. – Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence
  7. Then haughtily waving his hand to the bode, in sign of dismissal, he strode to and fro the room in gloomy perturbation. – Harold, Book 10. The Last Of The Saxon Kings by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  8. No one thought that all this could bode any good. – The Invasion of France in 1814 by Émile Erckmann Alexandre Chatrian
  9. " De creeturs w'at git de invite, dey tuck'n 'semble at Brer Fox house, en Brer Fox, he ax um in en got um cheers, en dey sot dar en laugh en talk, twel, bimeby, Brer Fox, he fotch out a bottle er dram en lay 'er out on de side- bode, en den he sorter step back en say, sezee:- " 'Des step up, gentermens, en he'p yo'se'f, ' en you better b'lieve dey he'p derse'f. – Nights With Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris
  10. The fellow, as we know, comes daily down, Is rich, unmarried, takes you round the town; In short, my own, regard it as we will, There are a thousand things that bode us ill. – Love's Comedy by Henrik Ibsen
  11. Why does the auctioneer take his bode? – Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. XX by Alexander Leighton
  12. So, at least, said the bode of our kinswoman. – Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  13. Son of Wolnoth, said she, gently, not under thy roof- tree should lodge the raven of bode. – Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  14. We senescents may grow old in peace; but the facts bode ill for our national future. – The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy by Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
  15. " First come first served," thought Jacob Downey, and bode his time in patience, feeling less pity for his aching feet than for Butcher Myers. – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  16. They are angry with Merimna in Paradise and they bode its doom. – The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories by Lord Dunsany
  17. Where bode his kin, Minaya to see them went his ways. – The Lay of the Cid by R. Selden Rose and Leonard Bacon
  18. I would send them some bode, but that I know not if the Saxons who come can be trusted, and Denewulf must be here. – A Maid at King Alfred’s Court by Lucy Foster Madison
  19. And verily his coming seemed to bode destruction rather than salvation. – Dreamers of the Ghetto by I. Zangwill