prediction [pri-dik-shuhn] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Definition:||declaration made in advance|
|Synonyms:||augury, cast, conjecture, crystal gazing, divination, dope, forecast, forecasting, foresight, foretelling, fortune-telling, guess, horoscope, hunch, indicator, of event anticipation, omen, palmistry, presage, prevision, prognosis, prognostication, prophecy, soothsaying, surmising, tip, vaticination, zodiac|
|Category:||2. To the Future|
prediction, announcement; program, programme (plan); premonition (warning); prognosis, prophecy, vaticination, mantology, prognostication, premonstration; augury, auguration; ahariolation, hariolation; foreboding, aboding; bodement, abodement; omniation, omniousness; auspices, forecast; omen; horoscope, nativity; sooth, soothsaying; fortunetelling; divination; necromancy., [Divination by the stars] astrology, horoscopy, judicial astrology., [Place of prediction] adytum., prefiguration, prefigurement; prototype, type.
predict, prognosticate, prophesy, vaticinate, divine, foretell, soothsay, augurate, tell fortunes; cast a horoscoppe, cast a nativity; advise; forewarn., presage, augur, bode; abode, forebode; foretoken, betoken; prefigure, preshow; portend; foreshow, foreshadow; shadow forth, typify, pretypify, ominate, signify, point to., usher in, herald, premise, announce; lower., hold out expectation, raise expectation, excite expectation, excite hope; bid fair, promise, lead one to expect; be the precursor.
predicting; predictive, prophetic; fatidic, fatidical; vaticinal, oracular, fatiloquent, harupsical, Sibylline; weatherwise., ominous, portentous, augurous, agurial, agural; auspicial, auspicious; prescious, monitory, extispicious, premonitory, significant of, pregnant with, bit with the fate of.
"coming events cast their shadows before" [Campbell]; dicamus bona verba; "there buds the promise of celestial worth" [Young].
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