Adjective "bode" definition and examples

(Bode may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/bəʊd/

Definitions and examples

verb

Be a portent of a particular outcome.
  1. with object 'the 12 per cent interest rate bodes dark days ahead for retailers'
  2. 'And reports this week that he has taken charge of deciding transfer targets do not bode well for McCall.'
  3. 'This consideration does not bode well for the vitality of the art community.'
  4. 'This shirking of my writing does not bode well for my prospects when I get a ‘real’ job.'
  5. 'A number of key social trends emerged in the latest Census data which don't bode well for the region.'
  6. 'Most likely not, but it does bode well for a lot of smaller pictures to gain some much needed attention.'
  7. 'This internalised focus does not, however, bode well for future economic development of the community.'
  8. 'The player has passed through four rugby league teams in a professional career that has lasted just six years, which does not bode well.'
  9. 'That would bode well for businesses should the court consider the issue again.'
  10. 'Both are key inflation readings which bode well for interest rates and the economy.'
  11. 'While there are risks with such little home equity, this does bode well for their financial futures.'

More definitions

1. to be an omen of; portend: The news bodes evil days for him.

2. Archaic. to announce beforehand; predict. verb (used without object), boded, boding.

3. to portend: The news bodes well for him.

More examples(as adjective)

"scenes can be bode."

"co-operations can be bode."

"capabilities can be bode."

Origin

(bode)Old English bodian ‘proclaim, foretell’, from boda ‘messenger’, of Germanic origin; related to German Bote, also to bid.