portent n : a sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen before going into battle" [syn: omen, presage, prognostic, prognostication, prodigy]
- something that portends an event about to occur, especially an unfortunate or evil event; an omen.
- a portending; significance; as, a howl of dire portent.
- something regarded as portentous; a marvel; prodigy.
Portent may refer to:
adumbration, advance notice, augury, auspice, balefulness, banefulness, betokening, betokenment, bodefulness, boding, direness, doomfulness, fatality, fatefulness, foreboding, foreshadow, foreshadowing, foreshowing, foretoken, foretokening, forewarning, indicant, indication, marvel, meaning, miracle, omen, ominousness, phenomenon, plenty of notice, portentousness, precautioning, prefiguration, preindication, premonition, premonitory shiver, premonitory sign, premonitory symptom, prenotice, prenotification, presage, presagefulness, presentiment, presignifying, prewarning, prodigy, prognostic, prognostication, promise, sensation, shadow, sign, significance, sinisterness, soothsay, stunner, suggestiveness, token, tokening, type