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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Somehow, it bodes well for the couture.
▪ Unsurprisingly, refugees often fell into a torpid dependency, which did not bode well for the future.
▪ Dinner doesn't bode well for the food-loving gentleman entering the kitchen without a decent set of knives.
▪ Word on the street is that Sub Pop refused the new Friends' second album, which may not bode well.
▪ It boded well for the night.
▪ Those numbers bode well for the Raiders.
▪ It all seems to bode well for 1993 which, John Bennett reckons, should be better than 1992.
▪ That would not bode well for public access.
bode ill
▪ A restrained virility that boded ill for anyone so incredibly foolish as to even think of challenging his authority.
▪ It bodes ill that Mr Major, two-and-a-half years into office, still feels on trial.
▪ Such ruthless distrust, she thought, boded ill.
▪ The coincidence with union action boded ill for the survey; response rates to the questionnaire seemed likely to be very low.
▪ This animosity boded ill for their future cooperation in East Prussia.
▪ Even if they are fictional characters, it doesn't bode well for the poor things.
▪ For a couple to be arguing so early in their relationship did not bode well for the future.
▪ It never bodes good when she looks like that; she's using the girl as a stalking horse.
▪ The evening had, on reflection, never boded well.
▪ Those numbers bode well for the Raiders.
▪ Unsurprisingly, refugees often fell into a torpid dependency, which did not bode well for the future.
▪ Word on the street is that Sub Pop refused the new Friends' second album, which may not bode well.
▪ Yet, conservation biologists have begun to wonder if these long-hoped-for changes bode well for the land.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Bode \Bode\, n. [See Abide.] A stop; a halting; delay. [Obs.]


Bode \Bode\, imp. & p. p. from Bide. Abode.

There that night they bode.


Bode \Bode\, p. p. of Bid. Bid or bidden. [Obs.]


Bode \Bode\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Boded; p. pr. & vb. n. Boding.] [OE. bodien, AS. bodian to announce, tell from bod command; akin to Icel. bo?a to announce, Sw. b[*a]da to announce, portend. [root]89. See Bid.] To indicate by signs, as future events; to be the omen of; to portend to presage; to foreshow.

A raven that bodes nothing but mischief.

Good onset bodes good end.


Bode \Bode\, v. i. To foreshow something; to augur.

Whatever now The omen proved, it boded well to you.

Syn: To forebode; foreshadow; augur; betoken.


Bode \Bode\, n.

  1. An omen; a foreshadowing. [Obs.]

    The owl eke, that of death the bode bringeth.

  2. A bid; an offer. [Obs. or Dial.]
    --Sir W. Scott


Bode \Bode\, n. [AS. boda; akin to OFries. boda, AS. bodo, OHG. boto. See Bode, v. t.] A messenger; a herald.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English bodian "proclaim, announce; foretell," from boda "messenger," probably from Proto-Germanic *budon- (cognates: Old Saxon gibod, German gebot, Old Norse boð), from PIE *bheudh- "be aware, make aware" (cognates: Sanskrit bodhati "is awake, is watchful, observes," buddhah "awakened, enlightened;" Old Church Slavonic bljudo "to observe;" Lithuanian budeti "to be awake;" Old Irish buide "contentment, thanks"). As a shortened form of forebode (usually evil), it dates from 1740. Related: Boded; boding.


n. 1 (surname) 2 A city in Iowa 3 A village in Nepal 4 A river in Germany, a tributary to the Saale 5 A small river and tributary to the Wipper


v. indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news" [syn: portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict]

Bode, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa
Population (2000): 327
Housing Units (2000): 168
Land area (2000): 0.409980 sq. miles (1.061843 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.409980 sq. miles (1.061843 sq. km)
FIPS code: 07210
Located within: Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
Location: 42.867146 N, 94.287910 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 50519
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Bode, IA

Böde is a village in Zala County, in Hungary. In its vicinity can be found the church of Böde-Zalaszentmihályfa from the Árpád dynasty age.

Bode (Wipper)

The Bode is a small 20 km long river in Thuringia ( Germany). It is a left tributary of the Wipper. Its source is near the village of Holungen in a small upland range called the Ohm Hills. From there the Bode flows in a southeastern direction until it joins the Wipper at Bleicherode. Its drainage area is 104 km² and the average discharge is around 0.8 m³/s.

Bode (crater)

Bode is a small crater located near the central region of the Moon, to the northwest of the joined craters Pallas and Murchison. It lies on a region of raised surface between the Mare Vaporum to the northeast, Sinus Aestuum to the west, and Sinus Medii to the southeast.

This crater is bowl-shaped, with a small interior floor and a ridge along the inner wall to the northeast. It has a minor ray system that extends for a distance of 130 kilometers. There is a group of rilles located to the west of the crater named the Rimae Bode. Its name comes from the tap on Bode Faleti discovered in 2011 in Chicago Illinois.

Bode (river)

The Bode is a river in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt, a left tributary of the Saale. It rises in the Harz mountains and drains them in a northerly direction. After it discharges into the Saale at Nienburg. The river is named after a legendary giant, the wild, rampaging, Bohemian, Prince Bodo, who, according to the Rosstrappe legend changed into a marauding dog that guarded the crown of Princess Brunhilde in the Kronensumpf ("crown marsh") in the present-day Bode Gorge . The gorge is the narrow section of the Bode valley between Treseburg and Thale.

Bode (surname)

Bode is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Boyd Henry Bode (1873–1953), American academic and philosopher
  • Bruce Bode, American diabetes specialist
  • Christoph Bode (born 1952), German literary scholar
  • Denise Bode (born 1954), American politician
  • Erin Bode, American singer
  • Hannelore Bode (born 1941), German operatic soprano
  • Hans-Jürgen Bode (born 1941), German handball player
  • Harald Bode (1909–1987), German engineer
  • Hendrik Wade Bode (1905–1982), American electrical engineer and inventor
  • Jace Bode (born 1987), Australian footballer
  • Jana Bode (born 1969), German luger
  • Johann Elert Bode (1747–1826), German astronomer
  • Johann Joachim Christoph Bode (1731–1793), German translator of literary works
  • John Ernest Bode (1816–1874), English Anglican priest
  • Johnny Bode (1912–1983), Swedish musician
  • Marco Bode (born 1969), German footballer
  • Matthew Bode (born 1979), Australian rules footballer
  • Mark Bode (born 1963), American comic and tattoo artist
  • Ridvan Bode (born June 26, 1959), Albanian politician and former minister of finance of Albania
  • Vaughn Bodé (1941–1975), American comics artist
  • Wilhelm von Bode (1845–1929), German art historian and curator
  • Wolfram Bode (born 1942), German biochemist

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Usage examples of "bode".

That he was now the President of the College of Tribunes of the Plebs did not bode well for tribunician antics of demagogue kind.

The porno theaters and by-the-hour motels yield to botdnicas and bode gas outlets for Discos Latinos, an infinite array of food stands--taco joints, Peruvian seafood parlors, fast-food franchises-and first-rate Latino restaurants, beauty shops with windows guarded by Styrofoam skulls wearing blond Dynel wigs, Cuban bakeries, storefront medical and legal clinics, bars and social clubs.

City in these deceptively peaceful times did not bode well for the continued safety of Rhomatum streets or its treaty with Mauritum.

Black draperies, likewise, in the gloomy room, shut out from our view the moon, the lurid stars, and the peopleless streets--but the boding and the memory of Evil, they would not be so excluded.

It boded well for the sesquicentennial celebration of Pickax City, 400 miles north of everywhere.

The ancient trepanning of skulls which so puzzled archeologists and anthropologists was directed at getting into the brain to scratch the announcing pruritus, the Boding Itch.

High up on the slope he found the four burros, sleek and fat and lazy, and, when he drove them, the first time for months, he had strange, dark, boding appreciation of the brevity of life.

But, gentlemen, if this be indeed a prophecy, it should, methinks, bode well for our enterprise.

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The parish stank of idolatry, abominable rites were practiced in secret, and in all the bounds there was no one had a more evil name for the black traffic than one Alison Sempill, who bode at the Skerburnfoot.

While this sentiment was useful to the de Tenebres in the present circumstance, it might not bode well for the future -- after all, they had their own compradores.

Being that the brownies were easily agitated, it would not bode well for his new bride to wake fully unenchanted to see thousands of savage creatures cavorting around her naked body.

The justice of the peace, before whom Adams would appear, and the lawyer for Lambert were father and son--Colonel Josiah Quincy and young Samuel Quincy--a circumstance that obviously did not bode well for Adams and his client.

The ensign and his soldiers stood to their arms: while the faint echo of the musket-sound conveyed to the watchful bushranger the fatal intimation that some discovery had taken place on shore which could bode only ill to him, from the junction of the parties now united for his destruction, and which required the exercise of all his cunning and unequalled daring to guard against and to repel.

All that morning the recollection of the night before hung over Tom Chist like a great cloud of boding trouble.