Definitions of bode

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

Usage examples for bode

  1. 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
  2. No one thought that all this could bode any good. – The Invasion of France in 1814 by Émile Erckmann Alexandre Chatrian
  3. 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
  4. Where bode his kin, Minaya to see them went his ways. – The Lay of the Cid by R. Selden Rose and Leonard Bacon
  5. " 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
  6. They are angry with Merimna in Paradise and they bode its doom. – The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories by Lord Dunsany
  7. 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
  8. So, at least, said the bode of our kinswoman. – Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. " 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