from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To run before.
- transitive v. To precede as an indication of what is to follow; foreshadow.
- transitive v. To prevent from arriving or occurring; forestall.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to run in front
- v. to forecast or foreshadow
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To turn before; to precede; to be in advance of (something following).
- transitive v. To come before as an earnest of something to follow; to introduce as a harbinger; to announce.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To run before; have the start of.
- To come before; precede as an earnest of something to follow; announce or betoken in advance; usher in.
- If I should write to you of all things which promiscuously forerune our ruine, I should over charge my weake head.
- Cushman, quoted in Bradford's Plymouth Plantation, p. 73.
fore- + run (Wiktionary)