be a sign or warning of (an imminent event, typically an unwelcome one).
"the heavy clouds above the moorland presaged snow"
synonyms: portend, augur, foreshadow, foretell, prophesy, be an omen of, herald, be a sign of, be the harbinger of, be a warning of, give a warning of, warn of, be an indication of, indicate, be a presage of, signal, bode, announce, promise, threaten; point to, mean, signify, spell, denote, add up to, amount to; literarybetoken, foretoken, forebode, harbinger
"the owl's hooting was thought to presage death"
an omen or portent.
"the fever was a sombre presage of his final illness"
synonyms: omen, sign, indication, portent, warning, forewarning, harbinger, foreshadowing, augury, signal, promise, threat, ill omen, forecast, prediction, prognostication, prophecy, straw in the wind, writing on the wall, hint; literaryforetoken; archaicauspice
"these symptoms were a sombre presage of his final illness"