Pronunciation: (pôr'tent, pōr'-), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/portent.html on line 71 [key]
1. an indication or omen of something about to happen, esp. something momentous.
2. threatening or disquieting significance: an occurrence of dire portent.
3. a prodigy or marvel.
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