from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To feel beforehand; have a premonition of.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To feel or perceive beforehand or in advance; to have a presentiment of.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To feel beforehand; to have a presentiment of.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To feel beforehand; feel as if by presentiment.
  • n. In psychology, an anticipatory feeling or anticipatory tactual perception; a tactual image associatively aroused by the presentation of a visual, auditory, etc., stimulus.


From fore- +‎ feel. (Wiktionary)


  • Shall it not be by putting ourselves directly to the work favoring the foundation of new schools, which shall be ruled as much as possible by this spirit of liberty, which we forefeel will dominate the entire work of education in the future?

    Anarchism and Other Essays


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  • The forefeel of fame was as heady as the old wines of nostalgia.
    --Vladimir Nabokov, 1974, Look at the Harlequins!‎ p. 23

    June 7, 2009