Word of the Day


[no object]augur well/badly/ill
1 (of an event or circumstance) portend a good or bad outcome.

The spellings augur (a verb meaning ‘portend a good or bad outcome’, as in this augurs well) and auger (a type of tool used for boring) are sometimes confused,


Augustus averred that the oracle's pronouncement augured well for the planned making of holes with the auger.

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