Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To foretell future events; predict.

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  • v. To foretell the future; make predictions.
  • n. Soothsaying; prediction; prognostication; prophecy.
  • n. A portent; an omen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A true saying; a proverb; a prophecy.
  • n. Omen; portent. Having.
  • intransitive v. To foretell; to predict.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To foretell the future; make predictions.
  • n. Soothsaying; prediction; prognostication; prophecy.
  • n. A portent; an omen.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Back-formation from soothsayer.

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From sooth +‎ say, or as a back-formation of soothsayer. Compare also soothsaw.

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