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

  • transitive v. To show in advance; prefigure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A manifestation in advance; a prior indication.
  • v. To show in advance; to foretell, predict.
  • v. To foreshadow or prefigure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To show or exhibit beforehand; to give foreknowledge of; to prognosticate; to foretell.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To show, represent, or exhibit beforehand; foretoken.
  • n. A sign given beforehand; a foretoken.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. foretell by divine inspiration


From Middle English foreschewen, from Old English forescēawian ("to foreshow, foresee; preordain, decree, appoint; provide, furnish with"), equivalent to fore- +‎ show. Cognate with Dutch voorschouwen, German vorschauen. (Wiktionary)
From fore- +‎ show. (Wiktionary)



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