Betoken

Be*to"ken

(), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Betokened (); p. pr. & vb. n. Betokening.] 1. To signify by some visible object; to show by signs or tokens.
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A dewy cloud, and in the cloud a bow . . .
Betokening peace from God, and covenant new.
Milton.
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2. To foreshow by present signs; to indicate something future by that which is seen or known; as, a dark cloud often betokens a storm.
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Syn. -- To presage; portend; indicate; mark; note.
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B`ton"

(), n. [F. bton, fr. L. bitumen bitumen.] (Masonry) The French name for concrete; hence, concrete made after the French fashion.
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