What does the word auspicious mean?

Usage examples for auspicious

  1. Friday, the thirteenth- auspicious date! – A Master's Degree by Margaret Hill McCarter
  2. I am dependent upon you for the price of my happiness; for the hand of my wife; for the key to my fortune; for all that makes the future auspicious and the past clear. – Tales of the Chesapeake by George Alfred Townsend