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Roget category 511

4. Words relating to the intellectual faculties
4.6. Extension of thought
›› 4.6.2. To the future

#511. Prediction


prediction, announcementprogram, programme [Brit.] etc. (plan) 626premonition etc. (warning) 668prognosis, prophecy, vaticination, mantology, prognostication, premonstrationaugury, augurationariolation, hariolationforeboding, abodingbodement, abodementomniation, omniousnessauspices, forecastomen etc. 512horoscope, nativitysooth, soothsayingfortune telling, crystal gazingdivinationnecromancy etc. 992.
[Divination by the stars] astrology, horoscopy, judicial astrology.
[Place of Prediction]. adytum prefiguration, prefigurementprototype, type.
[person who predicts] oracle etc. 513.


predict, prognosticate, prophesy, vaticinate, divine, foretell, soothsay, augurate, tell fortunes cast a horoscope, cast a nativityadviseforewarn etc. 668.
presage, augur, bodeabode, forebodeforetoken, betokenprefigure, preshowportendforeshow, foreshadowshadow forth, typify, pretypify, ominate, signify, point to.
usher in, herald, premise, announcelower.
hold out expectation, raise expectation, excite expectation, excite hopebid fair, promise, lead one to expectbe the precursor etc. 64.
[predict by mathematical or statistical means from past experience] extrapolate, project.


predicting etc. v. — predictive, prophetic fatidic, fatidicalvaticinal, oracular, fatiloquent, haruspical, Sibyllineweatherwise.
ominous, portentous, augurous, augurial, auguralauspicial, auspiciousprescious, monitory, extispicious, premonitory, significant of, pregnant with, bit with the fate of.


coming events cast their shadows before" [Campbell]; dicamus bona verba [Lat.]there buds the promise of celestial worth" [Young]. [Divination: list] by oracles, Theomancyby the Bible, Bibliomancyby ghosts, Psychomancyby crystal gazing, Crystallomancyby shadows or manes, Sciomancyby appearances in the air, Aeromancy, Chaomancyby the stars at birth, Genethliacsby meteors, Meteoromancyby winds, Austromancy by sacrificial appearances, Aruspicy, Haruspicy, Hieromancy, Hieroscopyby the entrails of animals sacrificed, Extispicy, Hieromancyby the entrails of a human sacrifice, Anthropomancyby the entrails of fishes, Ichthyomancyby sacrificial fire, Pyromancyby red-hot iron, Sideromancyby smoke from the altar, Capnomancyby mice, Myomancyby birds, Orniscopy, Ornithomancyby a cock picking up grains, Alectryomancy, Alectromancyby fishes, Ophiomancyby herbs, Botanomancyby water, Hydromancyby fountains, Pegomancyby a wand, Rhabdomancyby dough of cakes, Crithomancyby meal, Aleuromancy, Alphitomancyby salt, Halomancyby dice, Cleromancyby arrows, Belomancyby a balanced hatchet, Axinomancyby a balanced sieve, Coscinomancyby a suspended ring, Dactyliomancyby dots made at random on paper, Geomancyby precious stones, Lithomancyby pebbles, Pessomancyby pebbles drawn from a heap, Psephomancyby mirrors, Catoptromancyby writings in ashes, Tephramancyby dreams, Oneiromancyby the hand, Palmistry, Chiromancyby nails reflecting the sun's rays, Onychomancyby finger rings, Dactylomancyby numbers, Arithmancyby drawing lots, Sortilegeby passages in books, Stichomancyby the letters forming the name of the person, Onomancy, Nomancyby the features, Anthroposcopyby the mode of laughing, Geloscopyby ventriloquism, Gastromancyby walking in a circle, Gyromancyby dropping melted wax into water, Ceromancyby currents, Bletonismby the color and peculiarities of wine, Oenomancy.

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