What does the word omen mean?

Usage examples for omen

  1. " There's an omen for you superstitious hill folk. – The Ball and The Cross by G.K. Chesterton
  2. Thus every year did these crows of ill omen carry off from Paris no fewer than 20, 000 children, who were never, never seen again! – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola
  3. God grant that it is a good omen, that for them, indeed, the sun is rising! – Nancy A Novel by Rhoda Broughton