por·tend

por·tend

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  • por|tend — «pr TEHND, pohr », transitive verb. 1. to indicate beforehand; give warning of; be a portent of: »Black clouds portend a storm. SYNONYM(S): foreshadow, betoken, forebode. 2. Obsolete. to mean. ╂[< Latin portendere < por before + tendere to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tend — am·bi·tend·en·cy; at·tend; at·tend·ance; at·tend·ee; back·tend·er; bar·tend; bar·tend·er; con·tend; con·tend·er; con·ver·tend; dis·tend; ex·tend; ex·tend·er; ex·tend·ibil·i·ty; ex·tend·ible; in·tend; in·tend·ance; in·tend·an·cy; in·tend·ant;… …   English syllables

  • por — ag·a·por·nis; ap·por·tion; ap·por·tion·ment; as·por·ta·tion; cel·le·por·i·dae; col·por·tage; col·por·teur; cor·por·i·fy; cryp·to·por·ti·cus; de·por·ta·tion; di·a·por·tha·ce·ae; di·a·por·the; dis·pro·por·tion·a·tion; ex·por·ta·tion;… …   English syllables

  • Voltajes y frecuencias por país — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Contenido 1 Contactos de pared 2 Rangos de voltaje 3 Tabla de voltajes y frequencias 4 …   Wikipedia Español

  • portend — por·tend …   English syllables

  • portend — por|tend [po:ˈtend US po:r ] v [T] literary [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: portendere to stretch forward , from tendere to stretch ] to be a sign that something is going to happen, especially something bad ▪ strange events that portend… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • portend — por|tend [ pɔr tend ] verb transitive LITERARY to be a sign or warning of something that will happen …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • portend — por•tend [[t]pɔrˈtɛnd, poʊr [/t]] v. t. 1) to indicate in advance, as an omen does; foreshadow or presage 2) to signify; mean • Etymology: 1400–50; < L portendere=por forth, forward +tendereto stretch …   From formal English to slang

  • Portend — Por*tend , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Portended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Portending}.] [L. portendre, portentum, to foretell, to predict, to impend, from an old preposition used in comp. + tendere to stretch. See {Position}, {Tend}.] 1. To indicate (events,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Portended — Portend Por*tend , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Portended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Portending}.] [L. portendre, portentum, to foretell, to predict, to impend, from an old preposition used in comp. + tendere to stretch. See {Position}, {Tend}.] 1. To indicate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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