Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To signify beforehand; predict.
  • v. To read beforehand or ahead of time.
  • n. A foreword; preface.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To tell beforehand; to signify by tokens; to predestine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To betoken beforehand.
  • To predestine.

Etymologies

From fore- +‎ read. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He foreread like a placard Jeanne d'Étoiles 'magnificent scheme: it would convulse all Europe.

    Gallantry Dizain des Fetes Galantes

  • She stayed thus, motionless, her meditations adrift in the future; and that which she foreread left her not all sorry nor profoundly glad, for living seemed by this, though scarcely the merry and colorful business which she had esteemed it, yet immeasurably the more worth while.

    Chivalry

  • She sat thus for a long period, her meditations adrift in the future; and that which she foreread left her nor all sorry nor profoundly glad, for living seemed by this, though scarcely the merry and colorful business which she had esteemed it, yet immeasurably the more worth while.

    Chivalry

  • They had no check handy, and Gloucester in particular foreread his death-warrant, but of necessity he shouted with the others, "Hail, King of England!"

    Chivalry

  • I will give you my daughter Ermengarde in marriage, I will make you my heir, I will give you half my kingdom -- "His voice rose, quavering; and it died now, for he foreread the damnation of

    Domnei A Comedy of Woman-Worship

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