- 1An event regarded as a portent of good or evil: the ghost’s appearance was an ill omen a rise in imports might be an omen of recoveryMore example sentences
- Then the heavens ripped asunder and showered evil and ill omens upon the face of this beckoning planet.
- By now the portents and ill omens that had dogged the start of their journey were receding quickly into memory.
- These events are often called signs, omens, etc., by those who pay attention to them.
- 1.1 [mass noun] Prophetic significance: the raven seemed a bird of evil omenMore example sentences
- It was no omen, no gigantic prophecy that comes but once an age, but there was power that night.
- In our happy innocence, we all theorized what this good omen might have signified.
- He wondered if maybe she had been some kind of omen, a harbinger of the chaos that was enveloping the entire SpaceHold.
late 16th century: from Latin.