bode v : indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news" [syn: portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict]
Etymology 1From O.E. bodian, from boda, cognate with Dutch bode & German Bote; probably related to bid, from the Proto-Germanic root (compare O.S. gibod, German gebot & Gebot, O.N. boð).
- Since 1740 also a shortening of forebode
- To indicate by signs, as future events; to be the omen of; to portend to presage; to foreshow.
- (v. i.) To foreshow something; to augur.
- inflected form of bide
- simple past of bide
Nounbode or (plural boden, bodes)
- goat (animal)
Bode may refer to:
- Bode Miller (born 1977), American skier.
- Bode, Iowa
- the Bode, a river in Germany.
- Hendrik Wade Bode (1905-1982), electrical engineer and academic who gave his name to:
- Johann Elert Bode (1747-1826), astronomer who gave his name to:
- John Ernest Bode (1816-1874), English Anglican priest.
- Vaughn Bodé (1941-1975), artist famous for his comics with Cheech Wizard.
- Wilhelm von Bode (1845-1929), art historian.
bode in German: Bode (Begriffsklärung)
bode in Spanish: Bode (desambiguación)
bode in French: Bode