from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Protection or support; patronage.
- n. A sign indicative of future prospects; an omen: Auspices for the venture seemed favorable.
- n. Observation of and divination from the actions of birds.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Patronage or protection.
- n. An omen or a sign.
- n. Divination from the actions of birds.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A divining or taking of omens by observing birds; an omen as to an undertaking, drawn from birds; an augury; an omen or sign in general; an indication as to the future.
- n. Protection; patronage and care; guidance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An augury from birds; an omen or a sign in general: as, to take the auspices; an auspice of good fortune.
- n. Protection or lead; favoring or propitious influence; patronage: especially in the phrase under the auspices (of).
- n. A circumstance or conjunction of circumstances betokening success: as, his career was begun under the fairest auspices.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a favorable omen
The English noun "auspice," which originally referred to this practice of observing birds to discover omens, also comes from Latin "auspex."
"auspice" is derived from watching birds (_avium inspectione_).
Under the auspice of the Cuban Fund for Cultural Goods, 1,500 artists, craftsmen, painters, art promoters and others who have a sales license and goods to offer will be present at the PABEXPO showroom in Havana and in the other 13 provinces from April 22 through May 7 selling their goods for the new found gift giving celebration. 25 institutional stands and 170 individual ones required sales space.
Under the auspice of Pope Shenouda III, the Heliopolis-based network aims to bring the teachings of the Coptic Church, through liturgies, Bible studies, children's programming and more, into the homes of Copts worldwide.
But, we're all supposed to accept it under the auspice of "Keep Portland Wierd".
David Liddiment, a member of the BBC Trust, said it was still working out how it would oversee the World Service when it comes under the BBC's auspice in 2014.
For those Aussie readers, you could consider a donation to the Indigenous Literacy Project under the auspice of the Fred Hollows Foundation.
I discovered the Cuban Writing Retreat, run through the University of Sydney under the auspice of award winning Australian author Sue Woolfe last year after the Byron Bay Writers Festival.
I will not twitter lies about myself, even under the auspice of ‘creative license’ or because it might be cool to do so.
Additionally Hitler's platform ran on health care and Government expansion into a citixzen''ss lives, all under the auspice of equality. the word NAZI means National Socialist, which accurately describes Obama.